Graeme Murty: My gut instinct led to Rangers game-changing moment
Interim Rangers manager Graeme Murty has admitted that his “gut” told him to bring on Alfredo Morelos at half-time in the Gers’ comeback win over Ross County on Saturday.
The Ibrox side were trailing due to Craig Curran’s ninth-minute header before the half-time introduction of Morelos turned the game in the Gers’ favour.
The Colombian struck the Gers’ equaliser shortly after coming off the bench and ended his nine-game run without a goal.
Murty believes that taking a gamble is something that managers need to do and is delighted the switch paid off.
“When you are manager – or interim manager – you have to make decisions and the decision seemed to pay off because Alfredo scored,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I think it’s important you back yourself as the person in charge.
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“You have to go with your gut and that’s what my gut said.
“It’s three points.
“It wasn’t a performance that stirred the blood, but the players found a way to win and I’m pleased for them.”
Danny Wilson scored his second goal in two games to secure the three points for the Ibrox giants.
The win restored Rangers to second place in the Scottish Premiership and closed the gap to leaders Celtic to five points.
Murty’s side travel to Easter Road on Wednesday to take on Neil Lennon’s Hibs and will be hoping to build on the momentum gained after winning three consecutive games for the first time in a year.
The interim boss will remain in charge for the rest of the year after Derek McInnes’ decision to reject Rangers’ advances and remain with Aberdeen.
The Gers face another five games before the end of December and the Scottish Premiership going into it’s annual winter break.
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