By support

11th Dec, 2017 | 2:09pm

Murty: I had to tell Rangers star to cut this out of his game

Interim Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed that he told Ross McCrorie to stop carrying the ball forward and stepping past opponents.

The 19-year-old star has been a revelation since coming into the Ibrox first-team and has started Rangers’ last three games at the base of the Gers’ midfield diamond.

McCrorie was the best player on the pitch for Rangers in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Ross County in the Scottish Premiership before coming off injured midway through the second-half.

Murty admitted that he had spoke with the Scotland Under-21 international about taking too much time on the ball and was pleased to see McCrorie carry his instruction out in the win over Owen Coyle’s side.

“He and I had some words earlier on in the week about travelling too often with the ball because he likes to step past people and he has got a good turn of pace,” Murty said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“I have told him he just has to accept the ball, shift the ball and move the ball on in a smaller space with less steps, and he did that.”

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McCrorie is expected to be fit for Wednesday night’s trip to Edinburgh to take on Neil Lennon’s Hibs at Easter Road.

The Gers have picked up three wins in a row for the first time since December last year and will be desperate to make it four against Hibs and continue their run of form.

McCrorie has made 13 appearances since making his debut against Partick Thistle in September and has made a huge impact in a short spell.

In other Rangers news, Mark Warburton has revealed he wanted to sign this Celtic player while he was in charge at Ibrox.

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