'Fantastic' - Graeme Murty delivers verdict on Rangers senior player boost
By James Black
Interim Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed he is delighted that Ryan Jack’s red card was overturned by the Scottish FA – and admitted he thinks the SFA are in a no-win situation with their disciplinary processes.
Senior player Jack, 25, had his second red card appeal of the season upheld on Thursday after an altercation with Kilmarnock’s Kirk Broadfoot left the KIllie defender on the ground clutching his face last week.
The SFA agreed with Rangers that the incident didn’t merit a sending-off and upheld the appeal against his ban.
Jack previously had a red card for a similar incident with Hibs’ Anthony Stokes overturned.
Murty is pleased with the team selection boost for the visit of Partick Thistle this weekend as he continues in temporary charge.
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“For me personally, I’m delighted it’s happened,” Murty said as quoted by STV’s website.
“Ryan’s available for the squad and he’s an important player.
“The ongoing processes with the SFA will be open to scrutiny. Everyone will have an opinion and everyone will be on one side or the other.
“It’s not going to be a grey area where people don’t care about it.
“They’ll really, really hate it or really love it as their club gets a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
“Right now, for me, it’s fantastic.”
Jack will almost certainly start in midfield alongside Jason Holt against Partick Thistle this weekend as Murty looks to build on last weekend’s 3-1 win over Hearts at Murrayfield.
The interim boss took the Gers to the home of Scottish Rugby less than 48 hours after being put in charge in the wake of Caixinha’s sacking.
The Light Blues are currently fourth in the Premiership standings and can potentially move up to third, above Neil Lennon’s Hibernian, if results go their way this weekend.
In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Kenny Miller back in the starting XI.