JOHN LUNDSTRAM admits Rangers shot themselves in the foot as two crucial Premiership points were squandered against Hearts.

The champions were on course for a huge Ibrox victory after Lundstram netted his first league goal with a lovely strike just before the break.

But a series of missed chances would cost Rangers dear in the end as Craig Halkett made the most of a rare error from Allan McGregor and headed home a dramatic late equaliser.

Rangers now turn their attentions to the must-win Europa League clash with Brondby on Thursday night as they attempt to kick-start their faltering continental campaign.

And Lundstram cut a disconsolate figure as he came to terms with a costly draw on an afternoon where Rangers should have extended their lead at the top of the table.

"Massive. Massive. Stinging," Lundstram told RangersTV when asked about the sense of frustration at seeing two points dropped at Ibrox.

"I thought we had done enough to be clear but we have just got to finish our chances. I think we shot ourselves in the foot there at the end.

"I think we done enough to come away with the three points. We created enough chances to bury the game and we never. We have been punished for it.

"First half, fair enough, we were good. But, for me, just disappointed because I feel that we need to be winning that game.

"Top of the table clash, go four points clear if we win. It is just my opinion, some people might take the positives, of course, and there are positives to take from the game first half.

"But I would rather play worse and win. Shot ourselves in the foot and we should have won the game.

"[Thursday night is] massive. We have got to dust ourselves down and go again.

"Get this out of our system today and tomorrow and, come Monday, we will be in and focused on Brondby because we need three points."