Rangers manager Graeme Murty believes his squad need to show the right “mentality and desire” in games after watching them overcome a stubborn Motherwell side 2-0 at Ibrox on Wednesday night.

The Gers needed two second-half goals to get by Stephen Robinson’s side to keep up the pressure on second-place Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership ahead of the upcoming winter break.

Danny Wilson and Alfredo Morelos scored for the Light Blues as they picked up their first win in three games.

Murty believes if his squad show the right mental characteristics in games then they can send supporters away “proud.”

“We need to show a mentality and desire to represent the shirt and hopefully we can make the fans proud,” Murty said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“If we show that mentality and desire then who knows what can happen.

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“We stood up to Motherwell and we knew what was coming and there wasn’t any petulance from us.

“We stood up that challenge and whatever they through at us and came out of it with a good result, but we need to have mentality and desire to step up and I thought we did that.”

The result leaves the Gers three points off Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership with league leaders Celtic a further eight points ahead of Derek McInnes’ side.

Murty takes his squad to Celtic Park on Saturday for the second Old Firm clash of the season in the final round of games before the winter break begins and the Gers head for Florida.

Since taking the reins in October following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking, Murty has won seven of his 11 games in charge, losing the other four.

Murty is the only Rangers boss to avoid defeat against Celtic in the league – a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park in March – since returning to the top-flight last season.

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