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16th Dec, 2017 | 5:39pm

Graeme Murty rages in instant reaction to Rangers defeat to St Johnstone

Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty has blasted his playing squad in his instant post-match reaction to the 3-1 defeat at home to St. Johnstone on Saturday.

The Gers took the lead through Alfredo Morelos after only six minutes before Blair Alston pegged them back almost immediately.

Two second-half goals secured a surprise win for Tommy Wright’s side and brought the Gers’ four-game winning streak to an abrupt end.

Murty was furious with his side after the game and insists the only way they can now redeem themselves is their actions in response to losing at home.

“There’s nothing they can say, actions speak louder than words,” Murty said after the game, as quoted by Radio Clyde’s Alison Conroy on Twitter.

“It’s a reality check for the players.”

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The result leaves the Gers third in the Scottish Premiership – three points off second place – and facing a visit to Celtic Park for the second Old Firm clash of the season at the end of the month.

The trip to take on Brendan Rodgers’ side is expected to be Murty’s last game in charge after taking the reins following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October.

The defeat to Tommy Wright’s side was the third defeat in nine games under Murty as the Ibrox board continue their search for a permanent manager.

Celtic could extend their lead over the Gers to eight points when they take on Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday.

In other Rangers news, Barry Ferguson has urged the Gers to sign this £4million+ dynamo who is also wanted by Celtic.

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