By James Black
Interim Rangers manager Graeme Murty believes the Glasgow giants should “move heaven and earth” to improve the club’s home record after falling to their third Ibrox league defeat this season.
Hamilton’s 2-0 win on Saturday adds their name to Hibernian and Celtic who have already taken maximum points in Govan this campaign.
Draws against Kilmarnock and Hearts have left the Gers with only two home wins from seven games in the Scottish Premiership.
Caretaker boss Murty insists that the Light Blues have to do absolutely everything to ensure opposition teams leave Ibrox feeling worse than he did after tasting defeat for the first time since taking temporary charge.
“I think there is always an air of expectancy when we turn-up at Ibrox, as there should be,” Murty said, as quted by the club’s official website.
“This is a massive club, but we are not going to read too much into this week.
“We could and should have won the game – we need to win the game and be more clinical.
“What we have to do is step-up when we are at home, and if our home record isn’t as good, then we need to go and move heaven and earth to make sure it becomes a fortress, and people coming to our place don’t relish it, don’t like it and walk out of the place feeling lower than we did on Saturday.”
Murty was handed the reins after Pedro Caixinha was sacked and led the Ibrox giants to two wins in his first two games before Hamilton recorded their first Ibrox league win since 1926.
Goals from David Templeton and Darren Lyon stunned the Gers in a game they really could have had finished off by half-time but for their wastefulness in front of goal.
The 54-times Scottish champions return to action on Friday night when they take on Dundee at Dens Park in the Scottish Premiership.
The Gers also have a double-header with Aberdeen rapidly approaching as they face a run of games which could make or break their season.
In contrast, Rangers have won five of their six league fixtures away from Ibrox, drawing the sixth.