RANGERSTV spoke with midfielder Greg Docherty following this afternoon’s match with Celtic, and he began by describing the mood in the Rangers dressing room.
He said: “It’s obviously a tough one and it leaves a real sour taste in the mouth to lose in that fashion. The second and third goals in particular were two really, really sloppy goals to concede and we are very, very disappointed in the dressing room.
“I’m gutted – we are all are. I’m gutted for the fans that came out as the atmosphere was incredible today, and we couldn’t have asked for any more.
“It’s just so disappointing we couldn’t reward them.”
Asked if today was a missed opportunity for Gers, he replied: “Yeah, massively. I think when they went down to 10-men, for some reason we stopped moving the ball as quickly.
“We’ll need to look back on things and see why that is. Again, you can’t give teams, good teams, chances like that.
“But, again, it’s poor defending on our part all over the pitch. We have to be more clinical I think and take our chances when they come. It wasn’t the case today which is extremely disappointing.”
Looking at positives, and if Rangers can take certain aspects of the game into next month’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden, Docherty added: “There were times today we did play well, but going into that game we are going to have to remember the feeling of hurt we have just now, and take it into that game.
“That’s going to be a huge factor and obviously it’s a huge game again. Maybe it’s a chance for us to rectify it so soon which is good.
“But we are a really disheartened dressing room just now – we have got to pick ourselves up like we said and it’s just extremely disappointing to come away without at least a point – at least a point.
“To score two at home and then concede three is not good enough.”
And on Gers next game against Kilmarnock, he said: “It’s obviously a chance again for us to bounce back. Kilmarnock are doing well just now, and they will have a game on Tuesday so they will be putting a lot of effort into that.
“We have got to focus on us, and I think we have got to go now and put in a performance that the fans deserve. It’s massive Saturday for us as it’s a chance for us to bounce back.
“This is a real sore one – it will be tough to get over but we are going to have to do it.”