'Massive' - Rangers fans react to Murty decision ahead of clash v Hearts
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has decided to name an unchanged starting XI to face Hearts at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership – and Gers fans think Murty has got his selection spot on.
The Light Blues boss decided against making changes after his side’s 5-3 win over Hamilton last weekend as they look to close the gap on Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic to six points.
The Gers’ starting XI was confirmed by the club’s official Twitter account.
⚽️ TEAM NEWS: Graeme Murty has picked the same starting eleven as faced Hamilton last week for the match against Hearts today.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 24, 2018
Gers fans were left raving after seeing Murty stick with the same XI despite Bruno Alves being available again, with the Portuguese defender only able to get a place on the bench.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
— Oli (@oligraham) February 24, 2018
I really hope we're not talking about a soft midfield after the match. Intae them! https://t.co/tZN0Qa4Wz0
— Derek Wenger ???????? (@JonnyEasyOK) February 24, 2018
Mon the Bears, massive game today, big performance required! ????????⚪???? https://t.co/BEkVhMeI1m
— Neale Connon (@NealeConnon1872) February 24, 2018
Mon the gers ????????
— Kyle Mclelland (@kyle_rfc94) February 24, 2018
We Need a fast start & set the temple
— Ronnie Paterson (@RonnieP_77) February 24, 2018
Exactly. Go and attack them from the get go
— Iain Graham (@IainAGrahamRFC) February 24, 2018
You all know what is required. Please make this the match that defines our season for the better.
— Paul McCrory (@PaulLinfield) February 24, 2018
Murty’s side go into the clash with the Jambos knowing a win would close the gap to Celtic as well as opening up a small lead over Aberdeen in third.
The Gers have scored 11 times in their last two games as Murty and director of football Mark Allen’s January signings click into place for the Ibrox giants.
Last time Hearts visited Ibrox, back in August, the two sides played out a 0-0 draw before the Gers won 3-1 at Murrayfield in Murty’s first game in charge following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking.
In other Rangers news, the club have secured an out-of-window deal for a goalkeeper.