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28th Feb, 2018 | 7:00am

Data analyst details extent of Rangers improvement under Graeme Murty

Football data analyst for Clyde One Superscoreboard Dougie Wright has revealed a fascinating fact about Rangers and Celtic since Graeme Murty took over as Gers manager in October.
According to Wright in an article on the Superscoreboard website, since Murty replaced Pedro Caixinha in the Ibrox manager’s position the Light Blues have taken a total of 37 points from 18 games, whilst in that same period of time Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic have taken 38 points from 18 games.
What that tells us is a few things.
Firstly, Murty has done an excellent job at Ibrox, particularly in the last few months.
He has consolidated the Gers in second place in the SPFL and they are putting together a winning run not seen since their promotion in 2016.
Secondly, perhaps if the board at Ibrox had replaced Caixinha earlier then the Light Blues could fighting tooth and nail for the title, instead of currently trailing Celtic by nine points.
The poor early season results will be a regret to Gers fans, as the team took until November to start to put together a decent series of results.
Do these statistics mean that Murty will be in charge at Ibrox next season? It’s too early to tell, but he is certainly giving himself the chance of getting the job on a permanent deal.
In other Rangers news, an insider claims that Andy Halliday will start against St Johnstone 
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