Murty: Rangers 'failed to deal' in win v Partick Thistle
Rangers manager Graeme Murty believes his side “wasn’t where it needs to be” during their 2-0 win over Partick Thistle but admitted that when his side played as they can they “cut through” the Jags with ease.
Goals from Josh Windass and James Tavernier either side of half-time secured the three points at Firhill after a slow start by the Gers.
After surviving a few early scares, Murty’s side went up through the gears to pick up a fairly comfortable win over Alan Archibald’s side.
Murty admitted his side needed to do a “professional” job against the Jags and was happy to come away with the three points.
“We weren’t as slick as I would like and we failed to deal with certain things and some certain fundamentals, but the two goals we scored were outstanding – both of them,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“I thought when we moved the ball sharp and we moved the ball at our tempo and our intensity, we cut through them really well.
“At times it wasn’t where it needs to be, but I thought the second half was better.
“I said to the boys we would need to come here and do a professional job. We would need to be resilient, we would need to be solid, and I didn’t think we were especially at times, but we managed to get that back in and show a bit of resilience about it.”
Thistle could have take a first-half lead themselves but for an offside flag which ruled out Ryan Edwards’ strike which looped over Wes Foderingham and into the back of the net.
The win takes the Gers to three points off second-place Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership after the weekend defeat against Hibs allowed Derek McInnes’ side to create a gap over the Gers.
Murty’s side are back in action on Sunday when they travel to face League One high-flyers Ayr United in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup at Somerset Park.
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.
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