'No holds-barred' - Graeme Murty urges new Rangers senior man not to hold back
Graeme Murty has urged new Rangers assistant manager Jimmy Nicholl to be outspoken when they discuss the merits of the Light Blues squad.
Senior man Nicholl, who returned to Ibrox for a third time to assist Murty, is beginning with job in Florida where the Gers are having their winter break.
And Murty is eager to pick the brain of the former Northern Ireland assistant manager, who most recently was working as number 2 to Paul Hartley at Falkirk.
“We just had a good, open discussion about what I see developing and where I think he can help and what his role will be” Murty said, as reported by the Scottish Sun.
“I was really clear that I didn’t want to prejudice his view of the players, I didn’t want to give too much away.
“I want Jimmy to come in with a fresh pair of eyes and give us a no-holds barred assessment of where we are.”
Murty and Nicholl will be able to judge their players in the two friendlies they are set to play in Florida, against Atletico Mineiro and Corinthians. These games may well see January transfer window signings Sean Goss and Jamie Murphy making their Gers debuts.
Rangers return to domestic action against non-league Fraserburgh on the 21st of January, before they face Aberdeen in what could be a pivotal match in the battle for second place in the Scottish Premiership on the 24th.
The Light Blues’ last match before the winter break saw them turn in a creditable performance at Celtic Park in a goal less draw, which the Gers had chances to win in the second-half.
In other Rangers news, Steven Naismith has reportedly stated that he would play for the Gers for free
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