After months of failing, have Rangers finally solved major issue?
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Is Rangers' disciplinary crisis finally over?

Rangers have battled with a disciplinary issue all season.

Since his arrival, Steven Gerrard has demanded increased intensity and aggression from his players.

Yet, while a few costly refereeing decisions were unjust, over enthusiasm has frequently landed Gers in hot water.

Daniel Candeias leaves the Ibrox pitch after being sent off against Villarreal. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images)


The Ibrox men have racked up eight red cards this season. They have played a lot of matches across domestic and European competition, but that’s still a very high number of dismissals.

Alfredo Morelos earned three of those himself, as well as serving a one-match ban for accumulation of yellow cards.

Morelos’ latest dismissal came against Aberdeen in early December. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

At the height of the issue, earlier this month, Gary McAllister insisted that he and Gerrard were passing on their experience to help players make better decisions under pressure. 

Several weeks down the line, that seems to be playing off.

There have been no sending offs or major flash points concerning a Gers player, since the assistant manager’s comments.

That’s six matches in all competitions. Rangers didn’t even pick up a single yellow card in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Hibs.

In fact, they have accumulated just four bookings in their last four SPL outings.

Words of wisdom from the coaching staff may just have done the trick. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Certainly, it looks as though improvement has been made.

While results have seen a decline, at least for now, progress is apparent in this key area.

Looking ahead to the weekend, keeping all eleven men on the pitch, is vital to hopes of an Old Firm triumph.

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