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12th Mar, 2018 | 11:25am

Graeme Murty: This is what I can do on Monday after Rangers loss v Celtic

Rangers manager Graeme Murty believes he has an “opportunity” to pick his squad up after Sunday’s Old Firm defeat and get them back to winning ways.

The Light Blues had won their six previous games before Sunday’s Ibrox defeat to Celtic and Murty wants to get his side out of the “doldrums” and make a strong finish to the season.

The Gers boss admits that the fans will have been as despondent as he was after watching the Light Blues lose to Brendan Rodgers’ side but insists he has a chance to put things right as quickly as possible.

“We had a great opportunity and we haven’t taken it and every single supporter walking away from here will be as down as me,” Murty said, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“But the difference is I have got an opportunity to do something about it Monday morning and make sure that group of players don’t stay in the doldrums too long.”

The Light Blues face Kilmarnock at Ibrox this weekend and will be hoping for three points as they try to secure second in the Scottish Premiership table ahead of Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen.

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Murty’s side have been in good form since the winter break and the Gers boss will need to keep them winning with an Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final next month.

Football Insider verdict:

Murty could have a bit of a job on his hands lifting his players after twice being in the lead against Celtic before ultimately losing. With in-form Kilmarnock next up for the Gers, Steve Clarke’s side won’t be pushovers and will give the Ibrox giants a real test. Despite the disappointment of losing against Celtic, not much has changed for Rangers really and if they can push on and lift the Scottish Cup it will go down as a reasonable enough season after sacking Pedro Caixinha midway through and finding themselves in fourth place in the league.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has given his instant Twitter verdict on Sunday’s Old Firm thriller and named his man of the match.

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