Rangers hitman delivers 'disappointing' verdict after victory v Accies
Rangers new signing Jamie Murphy has said that it was ‘disappointing’ to concede so many goals against Hamilton Academical on Sunday.
The Gers beat Accies 5-3 away at New Douglas Park and despite emerging from the Scottish Premier League fixture with all three points, the 28-year-old says they need to correct their problems in defence.
Martin Canning’s side took a 5th minute lead, only for Murphy to equalise for the Light Blues.
A Josh Windass hattrick – to celebrate a new deal at Ibrox – and an effort from Alfredo Morelos ensured the Gers took maximum points.
But it was an afternoon where defensively speaking, Graeme Murty’s side were all at sea.
Speaking in The Scottish Sun, Murty revealed his verdict on the result: “It was an enjoyable game to play in, you want to be in a team which scores goals but we are disappointed to concede the goals that we did so there are still a lot of things to work on.
“It is a bit weird to feel like this after scoring five in a game but if we are going to win games we have to score goals and we managed that.
“We are disappointed as a team that we conceded a few so we will definitely work on that.
“We defend as a team, we lose goals as a team and we score goals as a team. We are still working on the complete game, it is not perfect yet but it is up to us to fix.”
Following the win at the Accies, Rangers went second in the SPL on goal difference alone, as the Dons lost their league match against Hibernian.
Murphy and co. will have an opportunity to show what improvements they have made defensively when they face Hearts at Ibrox this coming weekend.
The Gers home form has been a cause for concern this season with a majority of the seven league defeats they have suffered, having come in Glasgow.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton impressed by three Gers players in win v Hamilton.