Midfielder Ryan Jack wants his Rangers teammates to sort out the discipline issues that have hampered the team’s season, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
Allan McGregor was the latest player to be sent off this season on Sunday against Hibs, the 12th time a Gers star has received his marching orders under Steven Gerrard.
It’s become a critical issue in the manager’s squad and Jack believes the players need to take responsibility and sort it all out ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the 27-year-old said:
We must sort our discipline out. It’s going to cost us otherwise. It’s cost us this season.
We’ve lost big players at big times.
If we don’t try to rectify it and sort the discipline out we’ll be in the same position next season, with red cards and players missing key games.
We’ll reflect on it in pre-season, and hopefully next year it will be different. We are the players, we need to take responsibility for our actions on the pitch. Next season we need to cut it out.
Striker Alfredo Morelos has been by far the worst offender this season receiving a ridiculous five red cards and fifteen yellow cards.
Gerrard obviously knows it’s a problem and with players like Ryan Jack also urging change then hopefully in that dressing room then it becomes a real focus and talking point on a week-to-week basis.
Ultimately McGregor’s sending off meant little at the weekend, but next season every single match is going to be vital until the trophies are dished out again and the team need to show fans they can get closer to winning silverware than they have done in recent years.
We can only do that with all the players on the pitch.