Stuart McCall insists Rangers are not finished

Rangers Manager Stuart McCall Scottish Premiership

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Rangers manager Stuart McCall says his team are capable of turning their Scottish Premiership play-off around in Sunday’s second leg against Motherwell at Fir Park.

McCall watched in horror as his former team came to Glasgow and raced into a 3-0 lead at a sold-out Ibrox to take complete control of the two-legged tie.

However, Rangers were given a lifeline late in the game when Darren McGregor’s header reduced their arrears to two goals.
With no away goals rule in play, McCall believes his former club will be under pressure if Rangers can get the first goal at Fir Park.

“We’ll still have belief going there,” McCall told reporters. “We’ve got to look to go to Fir Park and get the first goal. Everyone will write us off and probably rightly so, but we’ll go there and think ‘let’s get that first goal’.”

Goals from Lee Erwin, Stephen McManus and Lionel Ainsworth put McCall’s former team in the ascendancy in Glasgow and the former ‘Well boss hinted they are unlikely to hit the same heights again on Sunday.

He added: “As poor as we were, hopefully we can be as good as Motherwell – that was probably as well as they’ve played for a long time, certainly away from home.”

McCall took over at Rangers in March and after negotiating play-off wins over Queen of the South and Hibernian, his team were tipped to return to Scotland’s top flight going into their tussle with Motherwell.

He admits they were not good enough in the first leg however.

“In possession of the ball that’s as poor as we’ve been since I’ve been at the club,” said McCall. “We’re better than that. We didn’t create enough until late on in the game.”

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