By Danny Wright
Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has taken a swipe at Rangers for getting excited about winning three games in-a-row.
Pedro Caixinha astonishingly failed to earn three victories on the bounce in his seven months at the Ibrox helm, but a win on Saturday against Hamilton could mean that the Gers will achieve that feat instantly under caretaker boss Graeme Murty.
Rangers have been hunting for Caixinha’s successor for over three weeks now and have shown little signs in progress.
Derek McInnes has been the runaway favourite for most of the Glasgow club’s manager search, but Sutton has warned that the longer they wait, the harder it will be for Rangers to prise him away from Aberdeen.
“Not for me, he’s done a good job I think he’s a good stop-gap, but I question where Rangers are going if they appoint Graeme Murty as manager.” he said, as shown on BT Sport Football’s official Twitter account on Saturday morning.
“I think they need to go with experience. I mean they’ve beaten Hearts and Partick Thistle, lets not get carried away. They have Hamilton at home, woopee.
“Graeme Murty has steadied the ship but are we getting excited about three in-a-row now?”
He added: “The longer it goes it doesn’t like it’s going to be McInnes, which is a great surprise to me because he’s the obvious candidate.”
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According to SkyBet, McInnes is still the evens favourite to become the next permanent manager at Ibrox, but Murty is priced at just 7/2, and another win against Hamilton this weekend will surely see them odds shorten.
The Gers welcome Hamilton to Ibrox on Saturday knowing that a win could potentially take them up to second in the table and three points within leaders Celtic, if Brendan Rodgers’ side somehow miraculously see their unbeaten run ended away at Ross County earlier in the day.
In other Rangers news, a Sky Sports pundit has predicted the Gers’ clash against Hamilton.