BORUSSIA Dortmund's players shook the hands of their supporters after crashing to a Champions League defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last month.

And the German club's stars turned up at a Christmas party last week to thank fans for their backing in what has been a disappointing campaign - by pulling pints.

But Nicky Law reckons there is no chance of the Rangers players doing the same thing with their followers after bad results given the sort of response they would receive.

"The Dortmund players went over to shake the hands of their fans after they lost to Arsenal and I saw some fans suggesting that's what we should have done," he said.

"But that's probably the last thing we should have done. After losing at Hearts the other week, the last thing people would want to shake is our hands. I don't think they would have been shaking our hands."

Law was devastated to be on the losing team in the SPFL Championship game against Hearts at Tynecastle last month and the Petrofac Training Cup semi-final against Alloa last week.

Yet, the midfielder, who is the second-top scorer for Rangers this season with eight goals to his name, reckons there is no point telling fans how much he is hurting when he meets them.

He knows he has to do his talking on the park by helping Ally McCoist's side get the results which haul them up the second-tier table and progress in the cup competitions.

However, the Englishman is confident that, despite falling nine points adrift of the Jambos in the league, the Gers can still savour success in the 2014/15 campaign.

And he revealed the Light Blues players are determined to go on an extended winning run in all competitions - starting with the Championship showdown with Queen of the South at Palmerston Park tonight.

He said: "It's difficult to change people's perceptions. You can say all the right things, but people will always have their own opinion of you.

"But what I can say is there's nobody in our dressing room pointing fingers at other people and accusing them of not trying. It's nothing to do with a lack of effort. It's just been switching off at the wrong times and things like that.

"We are proud professionals and the desire to win this league is huge. We've got guys like Kris Boyd and Lee McCulloch, who can help the less experienced guys through this difficult time. There's a long way to go and enough time for us to put it right."

"There are three great competitions we are still in, and three great prizes at the end of it. So there's reason not to be too downbeat.

"Some results have been poor, of course, and when that happens, we are down, but we still have confidence we can have a good season. We are still in the two main cups and, even though we are behind in the league, we still feel we can win it.

"We just need to get a run going and hopefully that starts in Dumfries."

Law admitted that Rangers cannot afford to drop any more points in the Championship if they want to catch Hearts and win promotion to the top flight automatically this season.

He said: "We play Hearts in mid-January and there is no room for error between now and then ahead of that huge game at Ibrox.

"It's difficult to say why we have dropped points. We can't put our finger on it, but it is happening far too often. It's certainly not a one-off, there's something there and it's something we are looking to rectify.

" The Alloa result was a tough one to take and, last Saturday, it wasn't a great game against Cowdenbeath. But we had to go out and win it. We'd have taken a 1-0 and fortunately we got it. It wasn't great, but, coming off the back of the Alloa game, it was important to get the victory.

"We've had a lot of talking about why it is. But maybe it's time for less talking and more doing. This is a big part of the season coming up at Christmas and New Year, and it is time to put our words into action and start winning these games.

"We know the task in hand - we are nine points behind and it is time to go on a run and we need to start winning games.

"That starts against Queen of the South. They did well at Tynecastle last week when it was 1-1 for a long time during the game. Earlier in the season, they gave us a really good game, particularly in the first half, when they did as well as anyone who has come here."

Rangers manager McCoist has taken the majority of the criticism for the defeats to Hearts and Alloa, and is under more scrutiny now than at any stage in his time in charge.

Former Motherwell player Law admitted that he felt for the man who signed him for the Govan club last year and has vowed to ease the pressure on him by ensuring there are no more poor displays or results.

He said: "The manager isn't the one out there. He isn't switching off, he's not losing his man for goals and things like that. He's placing his trust in us players to go out there and do what he's asking of us on the pitch.

"In too many games this year, we've not done that and he has taken the stick for most of it. It's time for us to put up - we owe the manager and his staff because they are taking a lot of stick at the moment.

"The players have to take most, if not all, of the stick because we are making these mistakes, switching off and not doing our jobs."