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Murty must ensure Rangers stars do not throw in towel after Celtic loss

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Rangers return to action on Saturday after their shattering Old Firm defeat at the hands of Celtic last weekend – and Graeme Murty needs to make sure his side don’t throw in the towel after watching their title dreams go up in smoke.

The Gers still have second place in the Scottish Premiership to secure with Aberdeen five points behind with a game in hand.

A handful of poor results and the Gers could find themselves trailing Derek McInnes’ side and see their work since the winter break crumble.

The Gers have won nine of their 11 games since the break and with an Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final also still to come – as well as one final league clash with Brendan Rodgers’ side – there is still a lot for the Light Blues to do before the end of the season.

With Kilmarnock the visitors to Ibrox on Saturday – and in particularly good form recently – Murty faces one of the biggest tests of his short managerial career to make sure his side are ready to get back to winning ways.

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If the Gers do go into a slump there is a real chance Murty could push himself out of the running to be named manager on a long-term basis in the summer despite brilliantly to get the Ibrox side heading in the right direction.

In other Rangers news,  this BBC pundit has said Murty must do these three things or wave goodbye to Ibrox.

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