'Sexy football' - Graeme Murty makes admission about Rangers style after win v Hibernian
Interim Rangers boss Graeme Murty admitted he will take resiliency over “sexy football” every week as long as it is turned into three points – but wants to see both from his side.
The Gers won a hard-fought three points against Neil Lennon’s Hibs after going a goal down early on.
Goals from Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos turned the game in the Light Blues’ favour as they recorded their fourth consecutive win for the first time in over a year.
Murty insists that his squad know what they are capable when they put everything together but was happy to see them grind out a win over tough opposition.
“The players know what is possible as they did it against Aberdeen twice,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“They know what we want them to do. But, having that free-flowing sexy football if you like, allied to having that steely core in you can take us a long way.
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“I’d like to have both of them in any game, but if we can only have one, I’d take the resilience today.
“That’s what we’ll take and pat the players on the back for that part of it, but we need to do bits better and we need to recover these players as we have a quick turnaround with a few battered bodies in there.”
The win keeps the Gers within five points of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic and was Murty’s sixth win in eight games as caretaker boss.
The 43-year-old will be in charge until the Old Firm clash at the end of the month at the very earliest as the Gers continue their search for Pedro Caixinha’s long-term successor.
Rangers are currently second in the league table and lead Aberdeen on goal difference with Hibs a further six points behind.
The Ibrox giants face St. Johnstone on Saturday and will be hoping to keep up their good form with a win over Tommy Wright’s side.