David Bates has lavished praise on Rangers manager Graeme Murty after the Gers’ performance at Celtic Park.
The Light Blues were tipped by many to lose the game heavily but they created enough chances to win the match only Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon prevented them for getting three points in the 0-0 draw.
And Bates, who replaced the injured Bruno Alves in the first-half, said the result was all down to the team playing for senior man Murty.
“Everyone gets on well with the manager. He’s come in and given the place a right lift,” the 21-year-old said, as quoted by The Herald.
“We need to back him and show it on the pitch. You can see how he set us up Saturday, he makes us hard to beat. We will play as well as we can for him.”
Murty was appointed manager until the end of the season at Ibrox after the failure to secure Derek McInnes, who decided to stay with Aberdeen.
The Light Blues have been blighted by inconsistency this season, but the performance at Celtic Park by a depleted team missing the likes of Ryan Jack and Graham Dorrans showed what they are capable of.
After Celtic had the better of the first-half, the second-half belonged to Rangers, with Craig Gordon denying James Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos. Morelos also put a free header wide of goal as the Gers went for the winning goal.
Murty will be hoping that the result will give Rangers confidence for the games after the winter break, beginning with Scottish Cup tie away to Fraserburgh on the 21st of January.
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