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16th Dec, 2017 | 2:09pm

Graeme Murty delivers emphatic verdict about possible Rangers title challenge

Interim Rangers manager Graeme Murty has insisted it’s “far too premature” to be talking about a title challenge from his side after they closed the gap on Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic to five points.

The Gers have won four games in a row to put the pressure on Brendan Rodgers’ side and could end Saturday only two points behind the champions.

The Hoops don’t play until they face Hearts on Sunday afternoon and will face added pressure if the Gers pick up three points on Saturday against St. Johnstone.

Murty believes it’s too early to be discussing a title challenge and thinks the Gers need to improve if they are to secure second in the table.

“Listen, that is far, far, far too premature to be talking anything like that,” Murty said, as quoted by The Herald.

“Let’s just get our business taken care of because we know we need to elevate our level significantly if we are going to maintain second, never mind push on towards the top end.”

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Murty has won six of his eight games in charge since taking the reins temporarily in October.

The Gers sacked Pedro Caixinha on October 26th with Murty taking over and expected to remain in charge until the end of December.

The Under-20’s head coach is in his second stint as interim boss this year after also stepping in following Mark Warburton’s resignation.

Murty joined Rangers in 2016 from Norwich City where he had been coaching the Canaries’ Under-18’s.

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