Declan John reveals half-time advice before Rangers comeback win v Ross County
Rangers defender Declan John has revealed that interim boss Graeme Murty told the Gers players to relax and “play with the ball more” at half-time of their comeback win over Ross County.
The Gers fell behind to a ninth minute header from Craig Curran before second-half goals from Alfredo Morelos and Danny Wilson secured the three points for the Ibrox side.
John played the full 90 minutes in the win as the Gers returned to second place in the Scottish Premiership on goal difference after taking the win over Owen Coyle’s side.
John revealed that Rangers’ stars were “trying too hard” in the first-half before Murty’s advice helped them turn the game around.
“I think (Murty’s advice) was just to go out and play with the ball more really,” John told RangersTV in a video posted on the club’s official website.
“In the first-half we were trying too hard in the final third at certain times and some passes were getting cut out.
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“We needed to be more patient on the ball and in the second-half we showed that.”
John has been a regular feature in the starting XI in the absence of club captain Lee Wallace although will face increased competition in the coming weeks as Wallace returns to fitness.
The on-loan Cardiff City defender in on-loan at Ibrox until the end of the season and has been impressive since coming into the side in September.
The Welshman is out of contract at the end of the season and – if he continues to impress – should find himself offered a long-term deal at Ibrox.
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