'Exhilarating' - Murty delivers verdict on comprehensive Rangers win v Ayr
Rangers manager Graeme Murty thinks some of the Gers’ play in the 6-1 win over Ayr United in the Scottish Cup was “exhilarating” as his side booked their place in the quarter-finals on Sunday.
After falling a goal behind thanks to Wes Foderingham’s first-half howler, the Gers fired back with devastating effect by firing five second-half goals following Alfredo Morelos’ equaliser before the break.
Murty’s side were dominant for longs spells of the game and were comfortable winners against the League One high-flyers.
The Gers boss joked after the match that he was going to give winger Jamie Murphy “a load of stick” before the attacker netted his first goal for the club after signing from Brighton.
“I was going to give Jamie Murphy a load of stick because the only thing missing from his game was a goal,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“He was outstanding. He gives us understanding, quality and incredible work rate even though he’s not fully fit yet. There’s more to come from him and the squad.
“I would say parts of it were as well as we’ve played but I still think we can get better in our basics and fundamentals.
“Some of our play is exhilarating as a coach. You see the tempo we move the ball at, the quality we have in the side.”
The Gers will go into the quarter-final facing a potential clash with the likes of Celtic or Aberdeen as they look to lift their first piece of silverware in seven years.
Two goals apiece for Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos as well as strikes from Murphy and Jason Cummings booked the Gers’ place in the last-eight at a snowy Somerset Park.
Rangers’ last Scottish Cup success came when they lifted the trophy in 2009 when Nacho Novo scored the only goal in the Hampden win over Falkirk
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