'It was unacceptable' - Rangers star reveals Murty rage in draw v Motherwell
Rangers winger Jamie Murphy has revealed Gers boss Graeme Murty was absolutely livid at half-time of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Motherwell – and admitted the Light Blues boss was the angriest the players have seen him.
The Light Blues fell 2-0 behind at Fir Park on Saturday before second-half strikes from Murphy and James Tavernier salvaged a point for the Gers.
The 28-year-old admitted Murty was quite right to be furious at half-time and thinks the Gers would have won if the performed like they did in the second-half for the full 90 minutes.
“Yes, and quite rightly so. Everyone in there knew it was unacceptable first half to be 2-0 down and for them to be good value for their two goals as well,” Murphy said, as quoted by the Daily Record when asked if it was the angriest the players had seen Murty.
“It was just a poor first half. I think if we had played like we did in the second half in the first we would have won the game.
“We are glad we managed to turn it around and take the point but we came here for the win so we are disappointed.
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“We were talking about that at half time and we had to show some character and some pride in the jersey.”
The result has allowed Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen to draw level on points with the Gers in the race for second in the Scottish Premiership and opened the door for Hibs to get back in contention.
The Light Blues face Dundee this weekend in their final fixture before the Scottish Premiership split and will de desperate to get back to winning ways against Neil McCann’s side.
Football Insider verdict:
It’s no surprise Murty was furious with the performance from his side in the first-half at Fir Park and the Gers were lucky to come away with something from the game after handing the three points to Well on a platter in the opening 45 minutes. The Gers simply can’t get away with such languid starts to games and let teams take the initiative. With a Scottish Cup semi-final right around the corner for Murty’s side, the Gers need to get their act together quickly if they are to have any chance of bringing their seven-year wait for a major trophy to an end.