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McCall is on red alert over silly cautions.


STUART MCCALL has warned he'll see red if his players pick up silly yellows that hammer Rangers' push for promotion.

McCall has told sinning stars, including Bilel Mohsni, he won't tolerate bookings for backchat and bravado as they bid to return to winning ways against Raith.

Tunisian defender Mohsni was cautioned in the 3-0 defeat at Queen of the South for battering the ground and bawling back at taunts from thhome support.

Rangers have five games left to cement a play-off place and if they finish second to champions Hearts they will face further four matches in their attempt to return to the Premiership.

McCall said: "I didn't know what Bilel was booked for but Kenny Black told me it was reaction to their fans.

"I understand anger and frustration at the result but as long as he is only punching the ground and nobody else.

"We can't afford silly bookings at this stage. We have lads just a game away from suspension.

"If it's for tackles okay. But we can't afford silly bookings for talking to the crowd or taking the shirt off or backchat. I don't like that, it's lack of discipline.

"We can't afford to have players caught up in that. They have to be on their game. There will be big matches, crowds, tension and drama until the last kick of the season, so cool heads is the way to go.

"But I still like fire in the belly. I don't want people to surrender meekly and mildly. There's nothing wrong with a bit of passion so long as it's channelled in the right way."

Meanwhile, the SFA board are set to rule on Dave King's "fit and proper person" status to become a Rangers director before the end of the month.

Rangers have submitted paperwork in support of his claim in light of his conviction for tax offences in South Africa and previous involvement at the club.

But it's still to be seen if he'll face a legal challenge by ex-Ibrox powerbrokers James and Sandy Easdale after the club had to de-list from the Stock Exchange.

he'll face a legal challenge by ex-Ibrox powerbrokers James and Sandy Easdale after the club had to de-list from the Stock Exchange.

Asked if they had decided on a course of action, their spokesman said: "No comment."

said: "No comment."

Skipper Lee McCulloch completes a two-match ban and joins along list of Rangers absentees. injured ricky Foster, Steven Smith, Sebastian Faure, Tom Walsh and Jon Daly are out along with Newcastle loan players remie Streete, Shane Ferguson, kevin Mbabu and Gael Bigirimana. Cammy Bell and Dean Shiels are both doubts. Raith boss Grant Murray is looking for a response after their midweek defeat by Cowdenbeath. Liam Fox will be serving the second game of a two-match ban but goalkeeper David McGurn is all set to return.


Wa W RNING Stuart McCall says Gers must stay DISCIPLINED

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 11, 2015
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