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9th Dec, 2017 | 2:38pm

Derek McInnes delivers verdict on Rangers statement

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has hit back at Rangers after the Ibrox giants released a ridiculous statement aimed at the Scot hours after he snubbed a move to Ibrox.

The Gers board questioned McInnes’ ability to manage the Ibrox side and “endorsed” his decision to remain with the Dons – despite making an official approach to speak to him earlier in the week.

McInnes had missed training for two days in the wake of Rangers’ approach but was back in the dugout for the Dons’ win over Dundee on Friday night and took a shot at the Gers of his own, stating he is “confident” in his ability.

“I am a very confident guy and I am confident in my own abilities,” McInnes said, as quoted by the Evening Express.

“When you have had a couple of clubs willing to pay a level of compensation for me in the last few months, it probably shows we are doing an okay job.

“And we are. I back myself and I back my team.

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“But everyone has an opinion.”

The Gers have been without a manager since sacking Pedro Caixinha on October 26th with Under-20’s head coach Graeme Murty taking interim charge.

Murty will now stay in control of the first-team until after the Old Firm derby with Celtic on December 30th with the Gers then not in competitive action again until they face Fraserburgh on January 21st.

Under Murty, the Light Blues have won four of their six games – including back-to-back wins over McInnes’ side and could leapfrog the Dons in the Scottish Premiership if they can defeat Ross County at Ibrox on Saturday.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has had Neil Lennon in stitches with his latest rant about the Gers’ manager search.

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