'Really important' - Rangers boss makes huge claim over potential cup success
Rangers manager Graeme Murty insists a Scottish Cup win this season can be a “starting point” for the Light Blues to move on to “bigger and better” after seven years without major trophy.
The Light Blues last major piece of silverware was the Scottish title won under Walter Smith in 2011 as the club suffers its longest spell in history without a trophy.
Murty’s side take on Ayr United in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup on Sunday with a place in the quarter-finals at stake.
The Gers boss has made the huge claim that rather than a cup win being a “highlight” for the club, a any silverware should be a “launchpad” for the Ibrox giants.
“This club has been built on winning things. When we do win something again, it will be a really important marker for us to say ‘that’s where we need to be’ and ‘that’s where we’re going from’,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“We can actually move forward from there. Rather than it be a highlight, it can be a starting point or a launchpad for us to move forward on to bigger and better things.
“It’s about the club moving forward. It’s about the club improving and evolving and getting back to where we need to be.
“It has taken a long time to get to where we are and the fans have been incredibly patient with us and patient with the process.”
After the club’s financial meltdown in 2012 and demotion to the fourth tier of Scottish football, the Gers have had to work their way back up through the leagues but have yet to get their hands on a major trophy again.
Despite this, the Gers have reached a couple of semi-finals and finals in recent years before being knocked out.
The Gers reached the 2016 final under Mark Warburton before suffering an agonising late defeat against Hibs.
Murty’s side beat Fraserburgh in the fourth round after a Josh Windass hat-trick earned them a 3-0 win over the Highland League minnows.
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