Jeers are learning curve for young Rangers star

FRASER AIRD has admitted it's impossible to ignore the jeers over Rangers' below-par performances.

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Fraser Aird understands the reaction of fans to Rangers recent below-par performances
Fraser Aird understands the reaction of fans to Rangers recent below-par performances

Unhappy fans vented their feelings on Saturday as 10-man Gers toiled to see off part-time Brechin City 2-1 at Ibrox.

Despite their runaway lead at the top of SPFL League One, Ally McCoist's man have failed to convince in recent weeks.

And Aird understands the frustrations of the Light Blue legions. He said: "You have to put it behind you, but you do hear the fans getting unsettled.

"There are 40,000-odd people there so you'll notice the noise.

"I think the fans know it's always going to be hard with 10 men and that was the case for us at the weekend. We're not going to trample all over teams winning 5-0 or 6-0 every week.

"Whatever happens, it's always a learning experience for me.

"The good stuff is great, but anything can happen in football and when people get sent off it becomes hard.

"Brechin were on a high having just scored when Bilel Mohsni was sent off and that meant we had to dig in but the boys stuck it out and got three points."

Rangers are now just five victories from taking the title if both they and Dunfermline keep winning.

Although play hasn't always been of the desired standard lately, Aird is happy the team is still picking up victories nonetheless and Saturday's was the seventh in a row.

He added: "The boys are continuing to get results. We've still only dropped two points all season and if you keep winning you'll do well.

"All we can do, though, is keep taking each game as it comes and handle one at a time."


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