STEVEN DAVIS insists Rangers have to take collective responsibility after allowing a Europa League victory to slip through their grasps against Young Boys.

Alfredo Morelos had fired the Light Blues ahead at the Stade de Suisse but captain James Tavernier made a costly mistake that allowed Roger Assale to level for the hosts.

And the right-back’s night went from bad to worse in the final seconds as Christian Fassnacht capitalised on another sloppy error to condemn the Gers to defeat.

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Boss Gerrard lamented the moments of slackness and Davis hopes Rangers will learn from the crucial mistakes that ultimately cost them.

He said: “Once you get to that stage of the game, you have to see it out. We ended up conceding so late on and that is something for us to learn from. At this level, you get punished for your mistakes and that was the case tonight.

“You have got to be realistic when you come away from home in the Europa League and a point could be a massive point in the overall group.

“We are massively disappointed because the game was potentially there for the taking. If you can’t get the three points, you have to come away with one. We are really disappointed not to take anything from it.

“I think that is the only positive that can come out of tonight and if we get into that position again hopefully we can see it through. It is difficult and it is very frustrating after the game, everyone is disappointed and angry about conceding the goal so late on. But hopefully, going forward, we will learn from that and it won’t happen again.

“Listen, it was a team effort and it wasn’t down to any one individual. We are not laying the blame at anyone’s feet and we have all got to take responsibility in the second half. We need to do more on the ball, for me, and that goes throughout the team.”

Rangers made the trip to Bern on the back of a terrific victory over Feyenoord in their opening Group G clash a fortnight ago.

But a poor second half showing cost them an away win and top spot in the section after the Dutch side beat Porto in the other fixture.

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Davis said: “It was obviously a killer blow because I think a point would have been a good result for us. We knew coming into the game it was going to be difficult but we did well and had control in the game and we were patient in our build-up.

“We had opportunities through Alfredo and then they get the early goal in the second half and the momentum changed. We have to be a bit braver and keep the ball at times. In the end, we are obviously disappointed to concede so late on

“It was pretty finely balanced and for the possession they had in the second half, they didn’t have that many chances. The keeper made a great save from Alfredo and we could have got a penalty as well.

“We are obviously disappointed because once it gets to that stage of the game you have to see it out and come away with at least a point. That would have been a good point but Feyenoord won as well so the group is wide open.”