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26th Feb, 2018 | 5:08pm

Graeme Murty: Rangers defender is improving

Graeme Murty has praised the performance of David Bates in recent weeks, as the Gers have emerged as challengers to Celtic.
The 21-year-old has been a mainstay of the Gers defence whilst having to play with a series of partners, such as Bruno Alves, Danny Wilson and now Russell Martin.
Murty highlighted the performances of Bates on the official club Twitter account.
“The performance levels of David Bates have been pleasing to see as he continues to improve,” the Light Blues manager said.


Bates played in the most recent league victory, the 2-0 win over Hearts on Saturday, which saw the Light Blues briefly cut Celtic’s lead at the top of the table to six points.
However, the Hoops increased their lead at the top to nine points following their 2-0 win over Aberdeen on Sunday.
The Gers should go into their next league match full of confidence that they can once again put pressure on the Hoops, as they take on St Johnstone in Perth on Tuesday night.
The Light Blues once more have the chance to cut the gap at the top of the table to six points, as Celtic aren’t in action again on Wednesday night when they take on Dundee.
The Gers comfortably ran out 3-0 winners in their last visit to McDiarmid Park in October thanks to a double from Carlos Pena and a goal by Graham Dorrans.
In other Rangers news, Murty has revealed a double fitness boost 
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