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Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed his aims after being named manager until the end of the season – and insists he doesn’t want to be “average” in his six months in the hotseat at Ibrox.

Murty was handed the reins after Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October and impressed the Rangers board enough to be given until the end of the season to prove himself.

Rangers were expected to have named a new permanent manager long before now but after being knocked back by Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, the Gers turned to Murty to continue in charge.

The 43-year-old admits he wants to be “really, really good” as a manager and prove to the Ibrox board he deserves the job long-term.

“Obviously. The contract is until the end of the season – I understand that and that is the premise I am coming in to,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.

“If you do a good job, then hopefully you give the board something to think about come the end of the season if not before then.

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“I don’t ever want to be average at anything – I want to be really, really good at my job and if that means we push on up the league and we do well in the cup competitions, great.”

The Gers travel to Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon before facing Motherwell and Celtic in the Scottish Premiership before the end of December.

The Ibrox side will be desperate for three points against Steve Clarke’s Killie to put pressure on Celtic and Aberdeen before the two sides meet at Celtic Park later in the day.

Murty’s side are currently three points behind Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership with leaders Celtic five points ahead of the Dons.

In other Rangers news, four new signings are on the cards in January after the appointment of Graeme Murty until the end of the season.

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