What Rangers star had to say about boos and standards after narrow win against Dundee

Rangers forward Scott Wright admitted he “completely” understands why the fans booed the team off following a narrow Premier Sports Cup success at home to Dundee as he spoke of the standards at the club.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men edged past the Championship side thanks to an early Steven Davis strike, booking a semi-final spot against Aberdeen. The home side, however, toiled for 80 minutes and many in what was left of the 37,000-strong crowd made their feelings known about the display.

"Absolutely, I completely understand where the fans are coming from,” Wright said. "The standards we set as a team, not just the fans. They obviously set a standard for us but we set standards within the club ourselves and we know we haven't really been hitting them as of yet really. But the most important thing is we know we can give more.

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"It is going to be patient and it is the sake of us trying to keep building on what we are trying to do and we know the fans are going to stick with us and they set the standard and it is important that we double down on what we believe in, stick to the beliefs within the club and we stick together as a team on the pitch."

Despite Champions League group-stage qualification, progress in the cup and a second-place standing in the Premiership, two points behind Celtic, the quality of performances have been disappointing.

"Obviously the manager will speak in the changing room," Wright said. “We have the leadership to lead that as well. We’ll go in and look at the film and break down the game to see where we are going right, but more importantly where we are going wrong. We know we can be better as a team. It’s about looking at those weaknesses that we had in this game and make sure they don’t happen again.

“There is always pressure at a club like this. It’s why you want to be at a club like this. It means you are fighting for competitions, for cups and leagues. What we achieved last year is done now. No-one speaks about that in the changing room. It’s about trying to build each week on what we’re trying to do.”

Rangers star Scott Wright understands the fans booing after the 1-0 win over Dundee. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

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