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Rangers should be wary of Sutton’s tongue-in-cheek comments

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Everyone in football should take what Chris Sutton says with a pinch of salt, none more so than Rangers supporters.

The former Celtic man is a known wind up merchant and has no problem in stirring the pot and causing controversy with his opinions, although unlike others out there his comments are often based in some sort of truth.

Still, there will be many at Ibrox who ignore the claims of the ex-Bhoy – understandably so considering his green and white tinted spectacles – but at the same time his views can often permeate faithful’s own bias.

His latest targeted attack at the concerns manager Steven Gerrard, insisting that the boss is “losing the plot” after suggesting that Aberdeen try harder against the Light Blues than rivals Celtic.

He told BT Sport, as relayed on Robbie Savage’s Twitter account: “Who said that? He’s lost the plot hasn’t he, Steven Gerrard.

“He’s talking like Pedro Caixinha, I mean come on, just because Rangers have had an average, don’t blame it on Aberdeen.”

Comparing the current man in the dugout with former Ibrox boss and huge flop Pedro Caixinha might not go down too well with faithful but the board should be wary of the pundit’s tongue-in-cheek comments.

Suggesting that anyone but Rangers is to blame for their performances and this season reeks of desperation and Gerrard should not be resorting to excuses after his first year in charge.

He should own the faults at Ibrox and learn from them – after all, he is a novice manager in charge of a giant of British football and cannot be expected to get everything perfect.

If this is how he is speaking to the media, then it can be expected he is sending the same message to the dressing room, which is a dangerous precedent for the boss to be setting.

As Sutton says, there can be no blame on anyone but Rangers for Rangers’ performances and if Gerrard is not willing to accept that and is giving his squad excuses then the board at Ibrox should be worried.

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