Interim Rangers boss Graeme Murty has insisted Rangers’ poor results in recent weeks is in no way a reflection on the players’ faith in his ability to manage the side on a short-term basis.
The Gers have lost both of their last two games after two wins from Murty’s first two games in charge ahead of back-to-back Scottish Premiership clashes with second-place Aberdeen.
The Ibrox side are currently sat fourth in the table but could draw level with Derek McInnes’ side if they win both of their games against them this week.
Murty believes the players have shown a positive reaction after he was handed the reins in the wake of Pedro Caixinha’s sacking last month and insists the two defeats aren’t a reflection on the squad’s faith in their short-term boss.
“All the feedback I get from the players is positive,” Murty said, as quoted by Rangers’ official website.
“I certainly got a reaction in the first game at Murrayfield and a reaction in the second game.
“What we have seen on the pitch is a reaction to situations out with our control; going behind to a really poor goal and making a mistake at Ibrox then going behind at Dens Park and losing a little bit of belief in our process.
“That is not a reflection of the player’s belief in me at all in my opinion – it is a reflection that things aren’t quite working for us.”
Murty is expected to be in control for both games against Aberdeen this week as the Ibrox board continue to drag their feet over appointing a new manager.
Caixinha was sacked on October 26th after a catalogue of poor results – culminating in the shambolic 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Ibrox the night before the axe fell on Caixinha’s reign.
Rangers face Aberdeen at Ibrox on Wednesday night before heading to the Granite City for a Sunday lunchtime clash with Derek McInnes’ side.
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