Graeme Murty: This is what I told Rangers squad at half-time in win against Ross County
Rangers manager Graeme Murty insists his side need to be more “clinical” after watching them pass up a host of chances in the 2-1 win over Ross County on Sunday.
The Gers could have killed the game of before half-time but missed a number of gilt-edged chances before Ross County came back into the game in the second 45.
Goals from Daniel Candeias and Jason Cummings secured the three points for the Ibrox giants after County grabbed a late goal from the penalty spot.
Murty believes his side should have finished the game in the first-half and challenged his team to tighten up defensively.
“I thought in the first half we should have been out of sight. Some of our movement and some of our passing, and the way we opened them up at times was really, really good,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“We need to be a little more clinical, and also we need to have a better structure behind our attack to stop them going from their final third into our final third quite so easily.
“But the first half, I was really pleased. At half time, I said to them don’t sink – maintain control of the game, but they came into the game a little bit and put us under pressure, but I am glad the guys saw it out and scored two good goals – for different reasons – and the spirit in the camp will be bolstered by them.”
The win takes the Gers back into second in the Scottish Premiership on goal difference as they continued their winning start to 2018.
Murty’s side return north on Wednesday night to face Highland League minnows Fraserburgh in a rearranged Scottish Cup fourth round tie at tiny Bellslea Park.
The Gers boss could rest some of his senior stars and hand first starts to the likes of Jason Cummings and Greg Docherty with the Gers facing a hectic schedule after their return from the winter break last week.
The winner of the Gers v Fraserburgh tie will face Ayr United at Somerset Park in the fifth round of the competition.
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