Graeme Murty delivers verdict on Rangers fans in victory at Ayr
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has admitted he was blown away the Gers support at blizzard-hit Somerset Park when the Gers faced Ayr United on Sunday.
The Light Blues smashed the Honest Men 6-1 in terrible conditions but the weather didn’t stop over 5,000 Rangers fans making the trip to Ayr.
The match looked under threat from the weather at times with the referee forced to check parts of the surface at half-time as the pitch was covered with a blanket of snow.
Murty singled out one Gers fan in particular after spending the game wearing nothing but a vest – calling it “insane.”
“Given the distances they have to go, and given the conditions today, I thought that support was of the very, very highest order,” Murty told RangersTV, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“And, I do have to say, if you are the guy who was standing opposite me with the “naked bear” vest on all the way through the game, you are absolutely hardcore!
“That was insane looking across at you there. I was freezing and I’ve got everything I own on, and you had a vest on.”
Goals from Jamie Murphy and Jason Cummings added to doubles apiece for Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos booked the Gers place in the quarter-final and set up a home clash with Falkirk next month.
The Gers haven’t won a major trophy since lifting the Scottish Premiership in 2011 and last won the Scottish Cup in 2009.
Murty will be hoping to get his hands on the Scottish Cup at the end of the season as he aims to earn the manager’s job at Ibrox on a long-term basis.
The Ibrox giants return to action on Sunday when they travel to face Hamilton at New Douglas Park in the Scottish Premiership.
In other Rangers news, Murty has delivered his verdict on Sunday’s win against Ayr.
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