By Azeem Siddiqui

20th Sep, 2022 | 12:50pm

Rangers biggest issue is players lack of confidence – Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller believes Rangers’ biggest issue right now is players suffering from a lack of confidence.

The Gers have suffered three heavy defeats in the last four matches across all competitions, including two 4-0 routs against Celtic and Ajax.

Miller, while talking to Record Sport, expressed optimism that Gio van Bronckhorst will be able to turn the player’s form around.

“I’m sure Gio will try to get the lads back firing,” the ex-Gers player said. “Fingers crossed he can get some confidence back in there because we’ve got some very good players at the club and with the gap back at two points, it’s there for Rangers to chase.

“But the lack of confidence is the issue. The Celtic result was horrible and it looks like they’re still struggling to shake that off.

“I thought we put in a really good 60 minutes against Napoli but the James Sands red card was the turning point. The boys showed a lot more passion than they had in the two previous games against Ajax and Celtic.”

Bitter pill

Rangers started the campaign hoping to improve what they did last season when they finished as the runners up in the Europa League and won the Scottish Cup.

They started the season in a manner that would’ve definitely given a lot of hope to the fans as they qualified for the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in more than 10 years.

But recent results have been a reality check for the players as well as manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst as the side conceded 11 goals in just three defeats against Celtic, Ajax and Napoli.

In those results, it was obvious that Rangers players were suffering from the lack of confidence which is why it is now the responsibility of Van Bronckhorst to galvanise his players to ensure that there will be a reaction and that they will be able to prove the doubters wrong in the upcoming big matches against tougher oppositions.

In other Rangers news, Barry Ferguson is raging at this “spectacular failure” at Ibrox.