'Work in progress' - Graeme Murty insists Rangers duo are only getting started
Rangers manager Graeme Murty insists the strike partnership between Alfredo Morelos and Jason Cummings is a “work in progress” after seeing the pair hit three of the Gers’ six goals in their Scottish Cup demolition of Ayr United.
Colombian striker Morelos grabbed a double either side of Cummings’ sensational volley as the Light Blues booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 6-1 win at Somerset Park on Sunday.
It was the first time the pair had played in a match together since Cummings’ arrival at Ibrox last month and fans were impressed with their partnership.
Murty insists the pair, like the rest of the squad, “can get better” but admits they are only at the beginnings of their “journey” at the club.
“His partnership with Jason is work in progress, as we are as a squad,” Murty said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“You’re not seeing the best of us at the moment but the beginning of the journey we’re on and there were brief flashes where it was good and areas it can get better and that will come the more they play and train together.
“The guys who came on had chances as well. We have goals in the squad and must just tighten up in other areas.”
The win over Ayr has earned the Light Blues a home tie with Championship side Falkirk in the quarter-finals as they look to lift their first piece of major silverware since winning the Scottish Premiership in 2011.
The Gers haven’t won the Scottish Cup since Nacho Novo’s strike sealed the trophy in 2009 – coincidentally against Falkirk – and with only three games between the Ibrox giants and lifting the oldest trophy in world football.
Incredibly, every time the Gers have beaten Ayr United in the Scottish Cup they have gone on to lift the trophy at the end of the season.
In other Rangers news, Murty has delivered his verdict on Sunday’s win against Ayr.
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