Graeme Murty: This is what Rangers need to do in clash against Partick
By James Black
Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty has revealed that he has been really pleased with the standard of Rangers’ training this week – and hopes they can carry it into Saturday’s clash with Partick Thistle.
Murty was handed temporary control last week after the Gers sacked manager Pedro Caixinha following the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock.
The Under-20’s manager’s first game in charge of the senior squad was the 3-1 win over Hearts less than 48 hours after Caixinha was dismissed.
Murty will be in the dugout again on Saturday as the Light Blues face Partick Thistle at Ibrox and the interim boss has been delighted with the way his side have trained and hopes they can take it into Saturday’s league clash.
“I hope the players take their standards and what they’ve been doing in training into the game at Ibrox because they’ve been great,” Murty told Friday’s media conference, as quoted by Rangers’ official Twitter account.
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“It’s been about being concise and being clear with all the players in training.
“All the staff have been excellent this week too.”
GM: It’s been about being concise and being clear with all the players in training. All the staff have been excellent this week too.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 3, 2017
The Ibrox giants currently sit third in the Scottish Premiership and will be hoping to close the six-point gap to leaders Celtic.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes – who has taken his side to second spot in the table – is the bookies’ favourite to replace Caixinha at Ibrox.
McInnes was overlooked in March when the Gers appointed the 46-year-old Portuguese but it’s believed the Ibrox board now prefer a manager with knowledge and experience of the Scottish game.
In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Kenny Miller back in the starting XI.