Murty delivers message to Rangers fans after tumultuous week
By James Black
Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty has been raving about the club’s supporters after 14,000 travelled to Edinburgh to watch the side after manager Pedro Caixinha was sacked.
The Gers won 3-1 against Hearts at Murrayfield through a Kenny Miller double and a strike for Josh Windass.
Murty is in his second stint as interim boss after taking charge earlier this year following Mark Warburton’s resignation.
With Rangers going out of the Scottish League Cup at the semi-final stage before sacking manager Pedro Caixinha after Wednesday’s draw with Kilmarnock, it’s been a tumultuous week for Rangers fans.
With Hearts currently using Murrayfield while Tynecastle is renovated, Rangers were given a much bigger than usual ticket allocation and sold-out the North Stand at the home of Scottish rugby.
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Murty praised the fans for their loyalty and was blown away by the noise made by the travelling Gers.
“It was incredible and it was amazing to see,” Murty told RangersTV, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“When you come out and you hear that sound, it must give the players a lift and make them realise the stature of the club they play for.
“If we can get them to understand what we are trying to do and the direction we want to take the club in, then it is like having an extra player.”
Murty is likely to still be in charge next weekend when Partick Thistle visit Ibrox and the former Scotland international will be desperate to pick up three points against Alan Archibald’s side.
The win over Hearts restored the Gers to third in the Scottish Premiership and leaves the Light Blues six points off leaders Celtic.
In other Rangers news, Vladimir Weiss has delivered a surprise verdict on the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.