Graeme Murty: This is what Rangers must nail down after win v Hamilton
Rangers manager Graeme Murty insists his side need to improve in possession after the Gers’ 5-3 win over Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.
Errors from the Gers contributed to all three of Hamilton’s goals as they handed Accies possession too often – particularly in the early part of the game.
The win takes the Gers into second in the Scottish Premiership on goal difference after Aberdeen’s defeat at the hands of Hibs yesterday – with the Dons facing leaders Celtic at Pittodrie next weekend.
Murty believes once his side can get their ball retention sorted they will be “threat” but likened the first-half of the win over Accies to “a game of basketball.”
“I think the neutral might have enjoyed it, but for me the first half was too much like a game of basketball,” he told Rangers TV.
“I’m pleased that we scored five goals and it underlines the attacking threat that we have, but I thought our slackness in possession at times contributed to as many chances as created.
“We need to get that nailed down. We need to get that sorted.
“We can’t have our good attacking work undone like that and I thought it was too frantic at times.
“But, when we do sort that out, we’ve got some goals in the team and we can be a threat.”
Murty’s side face Hearts next weekend as they look to continue their strong start to 2018 with their seventh win in eight games since the winter break.
The Ibrox giants could find themselves as close to Celtic as six points next weekend if results go their way and will be giving Gers fans a slight hope of a title challenge this season.
Rangers and Celtic then go head-to-head in the first of two Old Firm clashes to come before the end of the season when they meet on March 11th.
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