Does awful stat show Rangers are slipping into crisis?
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Crisis? Only one goal from open play in last seven matches for Gers

Last night’s stalemate, ensures that questions are yet again being asked of Rangers’ attacking players.

Four goals in their last seven matches in all competitions, doesn’t make for great reading.

Kyle Lafferty hasn’t found the net in his last 13 appearances for club or country. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

However, when you did a little deeper, it only gets worse.

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Daniel Candeias’ 3rd minute strike against Hamilton has a special significance. It’s the only goal Rangers have scored from a genuine open play situation in their last seven matches.

The run started with a 0-0 draw against Villarreal at the end of November. Since then, the Gers had drawn a blank against Aberdeen and Rapid Vienna, before last night’s trip to Easter Road.

Rangers only managed one shot on target against Rapid. (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

The best result in that period was a 2-1 victory over Hearts.

However, even in that instance, Connor Goldson’s goal came from a corner, while Morelos applied the finishing touches to a set piece from the right flank.

Against Dundee, Rangers’ only successful attempt against the opposition’s ten men, was Andy Halliday’s free kick.

That leaves us with Candeias’ opportunistic finish from Sunday.

The match-winner against Hamilton was on the peripheries last night. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

In truth, it’s an embarrassing stat for a club the size of Rangers. Yes, they haven’t had the greatest luck over this period with officiating, but it’s still far from good enough.

Few would have thought after thrashing Motherwell 7-1 in November, the Ibrox men would be facing a crisis in front of goal.

Yet, this stat reveals exactly that.

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