'Fantastic problem' - Graeme Murty makes bold claim about Rangers squad
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has boldly claimed that having too many players is a “fantastic problem” for him to have to deal with as it gives his side “healthy competition.”
Murty has added five new faces to his squad so far this month as Greg Docherty, Russell Martin, Jason Cummings, Jamie Murphy and Sean Goss all arrived with only Carlos Pena going in the opposite direction.
With a number of first-team stars sidelined with injuries, Murty still has a lot of options within his squad as they look to close ground on Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.
Murty also revealed something he learned working under Steve Coppell which he hopes will help with his squad.
“If we have got too many players, that is a fantastic problem for us to have and we have healthy competition,” Murty said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I have said to the players that when I was with Steve Coppell he spent a lot of time managing the guys that weren’t playing.
“He said there was only 11 players you never need to talk to and that is your starting 11.
“You have to take your time to make sure that every person is respected as a human being and the ones that aren’t playing are more important in that regard than the ones who are playing. We will make sure we take of them and their individual needs.”
The Gers returned to action after the winter break on Wednesday night when they eased past Aberdeen 2-0 at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership.
The win over Derek McInnes’ side took the Gers above the Dons into second in the league table on goal difference.
Murty’s side could find themselves playing catch-up with Aberdeen when they face Ross County on Sunday as the Dons take on in-form Kilmarnock a day earlier at Pittodrie.
League leaders Celtic are 11 points clear at the top of the table.
In other Rangers news, Murty has confirmed the club are looking to get more deals over the line before Wednesday’s deadline.