By James Black
Rangers interim boss has admitted he “can’t believe” Ross McCrorie’s mistake which led to Hamilton’s opener in a surprise 2-0 defeat for the Gers.
McCrorie played a pass to nobody in particular just a few minutes into the second-half which ex-Rangers winger David Templeton raced onto before rounding Wes Foderingham to open the scoring.
Hamilton hit Rangers with a second sucker punch late in the second-half as Darren Lyon tapped home a quick counter-attacking move with ten minutes left to make it 2-0.
The 19-year-old defender was only making his ninth appearance for Rangers after breaking into the first-team in September after injuries sidelined Bruno Alves and Danny Wilson.
Murty insisted McCrorie must “learn” from his mistake as he admitted he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.
“We’re not going to cast him asunder just because he made one mistake,” Murty told RangersTV in a video posted by the club’s official Twitter account.
“He needs to learn from it.
“I can’t believe he actually made that decision but it’s the decision we have to move on with.
“There was more than enough time to go and get something from the game.”
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 18, 2017
The defeat means Rangers continue their unwanted record of having been unable to win three consecutive games since December 2016.
Rangers had won their previous two games under Murty since Pedro Caixinha was sacked on October 26th.
The Gers will see the result as a massive missed opportunity with both second-placed Aberdeen and third-placed Hibernian losing this weekend.
Next up is a trip to Dens Park to face Dundee on Friday night as they look to claw back lost ground on leaders Celtic.