'I had a little go' - Murty makes admission after Rangers beat St Johnstone
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has admitted he had a “little go” at his players after the 4-1 win over St. Johnstone – because they were disappointed with their second-half performance.
The Gers dominated against the Perth side but took their foot off the gas a little after the break following a dominant first-half which saw them lead 3-0.
The win was Rangers’ fifth consecutive win as they closed to within six points of league leaders Celtic ahead of the Hoops’ clash with Dundee on Wednesday night.
Murty revealed his players weren’t happy with the final half an hour of the win – and admitted he was delighted to hear it.
“I had a little go at the players after the game,” Murty said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“I questioned whether they would have taken 4-1 before the game and they said yes so I asked what they were moaning about.
“They said the last half hour wasn’t good enough and they need to be better and that’s great for me to hear.”
The Gers face a Scottish Cup quarter-final with Falkirk on Sunday before they welcome bitter rivals Celtic the following week as they make an unexpected late surge for the title.
After Rangers sacked Pedro Caixinha in October, many expected Celtic to stroll to their seventh consecutive title win but Murty has turned the Ibrox giants around and looks to be making a credible go of challenging the Hoops.
Murty has now led the Gers to seven wins in eight games following the winter break and an influx of talented players in the January transfer window.
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