Graeme Murty: This is what I want to motivate Rangers squad
Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty insists Rangers’ players should be aiming to build on recent results and use the experience of recent wins to help them close down league leaders Celtic.
The Gers recorded their first run of three consecutive wins in a year with back-to-back wins over Aberdeen followed by a 2-1 victory at home to Ross County on Saturday.
Recent results have catapulted the Gers into second place in the Scottish Premiership – five points off Celtic – with an Old Firm clash to come at the end of the month.
Murty believes the Gers’ stars should be striving to repeat the success over Aberdeen and use it as motivation over the coming weeks.
“It is getting them to replicate that feeling in the changing room after Aberdeen, recognise how close they were and how upbeat they were after that game,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“They want that feeling again and the only way that you get that feeling again is by doing the small processes on the pitch that lead to a positive result.
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“We have to get back to that, winning small things, small margins that make all the difference, winning individual battles, playing with a level of intensity that we are capable of and then not being phased by thing outside our group.”
The Ibrox giants travel to Easter Road on Wednesday night to take on Neil Lennon’s Hibs in the Scottish Premiership as the hectic festive schedule gets underway.
The Light Blues also have clashes with Motherwell, St. Johnstone and Kilmarnock before taking on Celtic on December 30th.
A run of consistent results could see Rangers put some serious pressure on Celtic as the Hoops looks to lift a seventh successive Scottish title.
Interim boss Murty will be in charge of the Gers until after the Celtic game at the very earliest with the Gers continuing their search for a new manager.