Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty has boldly claimed that his side “can do better” despite thrashing Aberdeen 3-0 at Ibrox on Wednesday night.
The Gers closed the gap on Derek McInnes’ side in the Scottish Premiership to three points ahead of meeting again on Sunday afternoon at Pittodrie.
The Ibrox side had slipped to fourth in the table going into the game and were looking at a possible 12-point gap if they continued their recent losing run over the next week.
Two goals from James Tavernier and a strike from the returning Carlos Pena secured the win for the Light Blues and Murty was pleased for his players after their first win in three games.
“I am pleased for and proud of the players,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“Their character was called into question this week, I asked for a performance and I think that I, the fans and more importantly the team got a really good performance.
“That is the standard we aspire to be at, albeit we think we can do better and we think we can do more but for a level of performance when the pressure was on I thought we did really well.”
Murty is expected to remain in charge when the Gers travel to the Granite City for the lunchtime clash on Sunday wit the Pittodrie side and will be hoping the win can provide some momentum and help the Gers take second in the table.
The interim Gers boss made a bold tactical switch going into the game – switching to a diamond midfielder with two strikers in front – and the gamble paid off as the 54-time Scottish champions strolled to victory.
With Celtic also dropping points – the Hoops drew 1-1 with Motherwell at Fir Park – the Gers close the gap to Brendan Rodgers’ side to seven points after playing one game more.
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