Graeme Murty angers Rangers squad after demolition of Hamilton
By Danny Wright
Graeme Murty has admitted that the Rangers players are angry with him after he cancelled their day off on Sunday.
Gers cruised to a 6-0 hammering of Hamilton in the Scottish Cup quarter final on Saturday, but the caretaker manager is not happy to let them spend the next day relaxing.
The 42-year-old added that there day off has been moved to Monday.
The Light Blues face a huge week of preparation as they take on Celtic in an Old Firm derby next Sunday.
There is currently a massive 33 point gap between the two Glasgow rivals as the Hoops look well on their way to winning their sixth consecutive Scottish Premiership league title.
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“The players are a wee bit angry with me as I’ve told them in they are in tomorrow but you have to deal with it and do the right things,” Murty was quoted as saying by the Brechin Advertiser.
“We’re making sure we get the working week that we like. So they will be in tomorrow but off Monday. If we’re going to do some work on Tuesday and Wednesday they have to get this game out of their system first.
“They’ve been begging for two days off but it’s more important they are ready to go to work on Tuesday.”
Murty has taken charge of five games since Mark Warburton left the club in early February.
After a rocky start which saw him lose his opening two league games in charge, the former Reading player has guided his side to back-to-back wins for the first time since the end of January.
Joe Garner scored a hat-trick in the win over Hamilton as Martyn Waghorn, Jon Toral and Clint Hill grabbed the other goals in the rout.
Hibernian are the only other team to book their place in the semi-final draw as Celtic play St. Mirren and Aberdeen host Partick Thistle on Sunday.
In other Rangers news, Mike Ashley has reportedly plotted to make £30million bid for the club.