Former Rangers star Michael Ball was left shocked by the defeat to Malmo in the Champions League, insisting that the club should be embarrassed by the performance.
The Scottish club have not even made the group stages, losing to the Swedish side in the third qualifying round.
It means they will drop into the Europa League qualifiers, so they may still have the opportunity to play European football this season.
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The defeat will come as a particular blow because Malmo scored both of their goals in the 2-1 second leg win when they were down to 10 men.
The first leg also ended with a 2-1 win for Malmo, and Ball was left disappointed by the club’s performance.
It comes as a particular shock after Rangers’ performance in the Scottish Premiership last season, where they went unbeaten.
This season, already, Rangers have also been beaten by Dundee United in the league.
Ball said in an exclusive interview with The Transfer Tavern: “Very disappointing, very shocked really. Steven’s record at the club has been fantastic since he’s been there.
“They let themselves down in the first leg but then Steven asked the fans to turn up in their numbers and get behind the boys and the fans did that, they got themselves 1-0 up but unfortunately it was pretty embarrassing, really, how they capitulated, especially against 10 men.”
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