Durrant sends warning to Rangers starlets – ‘You must be able to handle pressure’

Rangers assistant Ian Durrant has warned the clubs young players that they must cope with the pressure that comes with playing for the blue shirt of Glasgow.

Rangers assistant Ian Durrant has warned the clubs young players that they must cope with the pressure that comes with playing for the blue shirt of Glasgow.

Ally McCoist’s ‘Gers were booed off after the weekend’s scoreless draw with Stirling Albion and despite sitting 21 points clear on top of the Third Division table, Durrant says there are massive expectations on the players from the Ibrox faithful which the youngsters must put up with.

"These are difficult times but we've just got to get on with it. It's the players' jobs to win games and entertain people,” he said.

"In the last few weeks, we've seen the fans' frustrations because we've not done that and pressure is part and parcel of playing for one of the Glasgow clubs.

"There's a winning mentality here and that has to be installed into the players right away. You either come in and be a winner or someone else comes in and is a winner in your place.

"It's that simple. It's quite a ruthless situation but you've got to step up to the plate week in, week out.

"The fans demand that and there will be nerves, but collectively we've all got to rise above that and deal with it.

"If you want to play for Rangers and you can't handle the pressure when we're in the Third Division, it doesn't bode well for the future.”

 
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