Legendary Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson was a player who at the very least, would drench the field with blood, sweat and tears every time he pulled on the blue jersey.

A ferocious, battling midfield player with immense creative talent to boot, Ferguson was perhaps the last great incarnation of an Ibrox captain in the mould of what we expect it to be.

So it’s unsurprising that this icon of Ibrox felt like going through the side after the 2-1 defeat at Kilmarnock left us with two wins in our last five Scottish Premiership games.

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Rangers legend Barry Ferguson captained Rangers to a treble in 2002/03. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Writing for the Daily Record, Baz went through the current Ibrox side with all the fury and fire that he did with his teammates back when he was strutting his stuff on the hallowed turf.

In an aptly titled column, Ferguson claims the Rangers defeat left him “so raging I nearly trashed my TV” [Daily Record].

“At one point I had to stop myself from throwing one of my flip flops through the screen,” said Ferguson.

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“I just wanted to be out there at Rugby Park helping to do something about it before it was too late.

“I let my emotions get the better of me and at my age I should know better.

 

“But when you know how much it means to play for Rangers and to win trophies for the club, that fire never burns itself out.

Barry Ferguson was never shy to get stuck in as a Rangers player. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

“That’s why I worry about the mentality of some of the players in Gerrard’s team right now.

“I watched too many of them go down the other night without being prepared to put up a fight. Where was the anger?

“Where was the drive and determination to dig themselves out of a hole after Killie made it 1-1? Where was the refusal to take no for an answer?

“Looking in from the outside, it’s almost as if some of them think it’s OK to lose games while wearing a Rangers shirt and if that really is the case they are at the wrong club. It should hurt like hell.”

Yes Barry, our sentiments exactly.

A leader and a warrior on the pitch, Barry Ferguson epitomised the Rangers side which he led during two different spells at the club.

Barry Ferguson played over 430 times for Rangers, scoring 60 goals and winning 15 trophies for the club. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

A captain in terms of his scowling, battle-hardened exterior, but also through his quality and ability to win games with the ball at his feet, his feisty demeanour is distinctly lacking from this Ibrox side.

What we wouldn’t give for another Barry Ferguson to be on that pitch and in that dressing room right now.

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