Murty: I am finding it hard to feel pleased for this Rangers player
Rangers manager Graeme Murty believes there is “much more to come” from Josh Windass after the attacker hit a hat-trick in the Scottish Cup win over Fraserburgh on Wednesday night.
The former Accrington Stanley ace took his tally to the season to nine as he booked the Light Blues’ place in the next round against Ayr United.
Windass has scored eight of his nine goals this season since Murty took the reins in October from Pedro Caixinha.
Murty admitted he found it “quite hard” to be pleased with Windass’ performance against the Highland League minnows and thought he spent too much of the game “not actually affecting his opponent.”
“I’m finding it quite hard to be pleased for him because I think there is so much more to come from him,” Murty said, as quoted by BT Sport.
“You get excited when he gets on the ball and drives at people in the final third.
“But I thought he spent the majority of his time too deep not actually affecting his opponent.
“When he did, he was destructive and we want to see more of that from him.
“I can’t be too down on him, though, as he did score three for us.”
The Gers travel to face Ayr United in the last-sixteen on February 11th at Somerset Park as they look to lift the Scottish Cup for the first time since Nacho Novo’s goal secured the trophy in 2009.
Murty’s side take on Hibs on Saturday in the Scottish Premiership in a must-win game for the Ibrox giants after secod-place Aberdeen won in midweek against Ross County to open a three-point gap over the Light Blues.
The Gers have a game in hand over Derek McInnes’ side but a defeat to Hibs on Saturday could see them fall six behind while Hibs would close the gap to fourth place down to two points.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton took a swipe at Gers fans after the win against Fraserburgh.
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