'It's hard' - Graeme Murty identifies why Rangers have been struggling
Interim Rangers manager Graeme Murty revealed it can be “hard” for players to show their best when fans are getting frustrated at the slow speed of the game.
The Gers came from behind to beat Ross County 2-1 at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon but went through several spells where the Ibrox crowd became restless as their side struggled to break down a stuffy side.
Goals from Alfredo Morelos and Danny Wilson finally turned things around for the Light Blues as they recorded three consecutive wins for the first time in a year.
Morelos hadn’t hit the net since September and getting his first goal in three months will be a confidence boost for the Colombian striker,
Murty admits that it can be “hard” for fans and players but believes the Light Blues gave glimpses of what they are capable of when they moved the ball quickly.
“It’s hard when you are perhaps not moving the ball with any tempo and people are getting frustrated in the crowd,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
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“It can be difficult then to show your best, but having said all that the players managed at times to hit some peaks, not often enough though and not with enough consistency or with enough tempo.
“I thought that when we moved the ball quickly we showed glimpses of what we can do.
“I’m pleased for both goalscorers because it means different things to them. But, as a team we can put that run to bed and make sure we recover properly because we have a really big game coming on Wednesday.”
Rangers travel to take on Neil Lennon’s Hibs on Wednesday night at Easter Road as they look to continue their good form and pick up three points at a tough away ground to visit.
Thw win over Ross County takes the Gers into second in the Scottish Premiership on goal difference and closes the gap to league leaders Celtic to four points.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has had Neil Lennon in stitches with his latest rant about the Gers’ manager search.