By Jack Cunningham

1st Oct, 2021 | 12:10pm

Mark Hateley tears into Rangers after Sparta Prague defeat

Former Rangers star Mark Hateley has torn into his old club and the current batch of players after they lost to Sparta Prague.

The Gers conceded a goal in the first half, and then Glen Kamara was sent off as Rangers lost their second Europa League game.

Speaking on BBC Scotland, Hateley tore into the Bears and questioned their work rate.

He said: “It couldn’t be going any worse in Europe for Rangers. They didn’t work hard enough to create chances in the final third. They just didn’t work the goalkeeper hard enough either.”

Hateley is not happy.

In truth, the Gers were pretty poor and had Allan McGregor and some poor finishing to thank for avoiding a heavier defeat.

Steven Gerrard made a few changes from the Gers’ 1-0 win over Dundee FC, but the players selected failed to deliver, and they now have to win against Brondby both home and away to have any chance of qualifying for the next round.

It is no real surprise to see how angry Hateley was with his former club, and there needs to be some big improvement from the Bears in the next few European games.

Certainly, in Europe this season, the Gers have struggled to get going and have failed to deliver in many games.

They are now running out of time to save their European campaign, and they have to find their form from last season and quickly, otherwise the European adventure will be over.

In other Rangers news, Derek McInnes was not happy with one Gers man after the Sparta Prague match.