MICHAEL O’HALLORAN has conceded Rangers’ recent form is ‘not acceptable’ after they chalked up their third match without a win tonight.
Going down 1-0 to Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena, the Light Blues have now failed to pick up maximum points since dramatically defeating Celtic on penalties nine days ago.
Speaking after the match, O’Halloran, who had just emerged from a heated debate in the visiting dressing room, told RangersTV.tv:
“We are really disappointed with how we performed and everyone is really down in the dressing room, and we will need to look to go again when we get back into training.
“We won the league and did it well, and beat Celtic with a great performance, so maybe it’s natural that be downed tools – but that isn’t acceptable at a club like Rangers.
“We haven’t won any of our last three league matches, and that isn’t good enough, so we have to put it right.
“We had a lot of the ball as we usually do, but we have to be more ruthless and there are perhaps more times when we can pull the trigger instead of passing.
“But, that said, tonight was not acceptable.”
O’Halloran played through the middle for the Light Blues tonight, and he admitted to still becoming used to the way in which his new club play having only joined in January.
He continued: “I’m still learning how all the positions work here. It’s a relatively new formation for me which I am just getting used to.
“As long as I’m in the team though, that’s all that’s important to me.”
Attention will now turn to Rangers’ final Championship match on Sunday at St Mirren as they make a last-ditch attempt to put a win on the board prior to the Scottish Cup Final on May 21.
With O’Halloran being cup-tied for the Hibernian clash at the National Stadium, it’s also the last time he’ll turn out in Light Blue this season, and he added: “It’s massive for both me and the team. We have to go and put our recent results right and get a win before we move into the Cup Final.
“The lads are desperate now for Sunday to come around and for us to do the business.”