Murty challenges Rangers stars to follow in 25-year-old's lead
By James Black
Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty has challenged his star players to follow in Ryan Jack’s lead – after the 25-year-old was named in the Scotland squad to face Holland.
Jack was named by Scotland’s intermim boss Malky Mackay in his pool to take on the Dutch at Pittodrie next month after an up-and-down start to the season that has saw the midfielder pick up three red cards already.
The Rangers midfielder has been a regular for Scotland at youth levels but has yet to win his first senior cap but could do so against next week, and Murty has challenged more of his players to make themselves “impossible to ignore” by their respective international bosses.
“We congratulate Ryan and I have spoken to him – he has had a consistent level and people have known about him for a long time,” Murty told RangersTV, as quoted by Rangers’ official website.
“But it is up to the other people who perhaps aren’t doing that to go and make themselves impossible to ignore.
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“They can do that by having a consistently high standard, and if we can have enough of those doing that on a consistently high basis, then we could really, really push on.
“Both them as individuals and us as a team – you never know what could happen.”
Murty took interim charge of the Gers for the second time in 2017 after Pedro Caixinha was sacked only seven months into a three-year contract.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is the bookies’ favourite to take the reigns at Ibrox but it’s ulikely any appointment will be made before this weekend’s clash with Partick Thistle.
The Gers currently sit in third in the Scottish Premiership and trail leaders Celtic by five points.
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