Murty reveals his ambition for Rangers stars
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed he wants his stars to be held in the same regard by fans as Ibrox legends such as Andy Goram and Marvin Andrews as he continues to rebuild the Gers squad.
Murty attended the club’s Burns Supper on Thursday night and spent some time in the company of Goram, Andrews and Archie Knox and set his side a target of emulating their achievements for the Ibrox giants.
The 43-year-old has only been handed the reins until the end of the season but has impressed with his signings in the January window while also starting to turn results around.
Murty admitted the Gers legends “depth of feeling” for the club shone through despite having been away from Ibrox for years and the former Scotland international challenged his stars to make a similar name for themselves.
“I was sat next to a table of Rangers legends at a Burns Supper [on Thursday],” Murty said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“And I want this team to be able to stand with those legends – by being brilliant, by being great.
“The challenge is always not just to live up to those guys, but to be worthy of standing alongside them.
“These great players, the thing that really came through for me was their depth of feeling for the club. We had big Marvin [Andrews], the Goalie (Andy Goram), Archie Knox was there. Everyone was there.
“You are looking at those guys and thinking: ‘You know what? That’s part of the history here.'”
Murty’s side returned to action after the winter break with a convincing 2-0 win over Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen on Wednesday night to go second in the Scottish Premiership.
The Light Blues will be desperate to build on that result when they head north to take on Ross County in Dingwall on Sunday in the league.
With his long-term future at Ibrox unclear, Murty will be hoping to build a solid run of results over the second-half of the season as the Gers look to reel in runaway league leaders Celtic and challenge for the Scottish Cup.
In other Rangers news, Murty has confirmed the club are looking to get more deals over the line before Wednesday’s deadline.