Rangers boss Graeme Murty has admitted that his team will have to play far better than they did in their last league match against Kilmarnock if they are to have any chance of beating Motherwell on Saturday.

Murty made the admission to the club’s official Twitter account that the Gers were ‘flat’ in the 1-0 loss to Killie whilst hoping that a win over Motherwell would allow the Ibrox side to go on a winning run.

“We need to ensure we hit our high standard once again. There is pressure as we were flat last time around” Murty said.

“This is an opportunity for us to get back on the horse and get a run going once again.”

The Gers go into the match at Fir Park on the back of two successive league defeats which has thrust them right back into a battle with Aberdeen for second place in the Scottish Premiership table.

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It is hard to argue with what Murty has had to say, although perhaps it is his job to ensure that the players don’t turn in such flat performances like they did in the match against Kilmarnock. The performance in the defeat to Celtic at least had a bit of fight about it, which you can’t say about the loss to Steve Clarke’s side. It is vital that the Gers bounce back with a win to not only stay ahead of Aberdeen in the battle for second place in the league table, but to give the team some confidence ahead of the upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final clash against Celtic in two week’s time.

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