CLINT HILL has warned it takes time for a new manager to get his ideas across – but expressed hope Rangers will enjoy a better campaign next season.
The defender has enjoyed a solid first season in Glasgow and may yet be offered an extension to his current deal, and he spoke of his experience of managerial changes at yesterday’s press conference.
He said: “Generally, it takes time. You might get a little bounce from a new manager coming in, and players taking that reaction with a slate being wiped clean for everyone.
“But, I do think it takes time for his philosophy to get through to the players. They might need to change players to ones that suit their style.
“Hopefully we’ll have pre-season, the lads will hit the ground running and we can have a better season.”
Hill, like the rest of his teammates, was hurt by the defeat to Celtic last week, and while he has perhaps escaped some of the flak, he admitted the club should have had a better season.
He added: “You don’t walk off that pitch thinking you have done well. The last couple of weeks have been hard and I don’t think we have played as well as we can.
“The fact it has been against Celtic has made it more painful, but there is a chance to rectify that now. We go to Partick and have four games where we need to kick on and have a positive effect for next season.
“I don’t put myself in the situation where I see things like that. Maybe some of it is right as we should be playing more consistently as a team, and we should be higher as a team.
“I’ll leave that to other people to make judgements, and try to make a few corrections at the end of the season to things that didn’t go quite right.”