Graeme Murty: I'm tapping into this Rangers player for info on Hearts duo
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed he is “tapping into” Russell Martin to find out more about Kyle Lafferty and Steven Naismith as the Gers defender prepares to go head-to-head with his former Norwich team-mates when the Light Blues face Hearts on Saturday.
Former Rangers duo Laffery and Naismith joined the Jambos earlier this season after leaving Carrow Road with Martin making a similar cross-border move to join the Gers in January.
After sharing a dressing room, Martin will know the pair as well as anyone and the Gers boss admitted he was looking to make use of any information the veteran defender can provide ahead of the Ibrox clash.
“I’m tapping into Russell Martin about Kyle Lafferty and Steven about what they do and what their mindset is going to be like,” Murty said, as quoted by The Scotsman.
A win for Murty’s side would see them open up a three-point lead over third-placed Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership as well as closing the gap to leaders Celtic to six points before the pair go head-to-head at Pittodrie on Sunday.
Lafferty has been a fantastic signing for the Jambos with 15 goals since his summer move while Naismith is yet to hit the net in five games after moving last month.
Martin spent almost a decade with Norwich and was club captain for Daniel Farke’s side before his temporary move north in January.
In other Rangers news, the club have secured an out-of-window deal for a goalkeeper.