We’ll Only Get Better

From Rangers.co.uk:

GRAEME MURTY believes Rangers will only continue to improve, insisting the side come the end of the season will be different from what it is now.

The Light Blues gaffer saw his side put six past Ayr United in the Scottish Cup on Sunday, and, ahead of this week’s trip to Hamilton Accies, believes he has the players in his squad to continue to drive them forward.

He told today’s press conference: “We can get better. The thrilling part for me isn’t that we have won games or scored goals or we had flashes of good stuff – the thrilling part for me is that we can get better, we can get cleaner, we can get sharper, we can get a better understanding, we can get more ruthless and we can be more clinical.

“I’m saying that as a manager who is quite pleased with the steps we have made, but I am hungry for us to get better and hungry for us to elevate our level on a daily basis so that our norms are outstanding.

“I believe we have the players in the squad who are capable of doing that, it’s just challenging them every day to keep them fresh and keep them hungry, and for them to challenge one another to make sure training is at the right level every day.

“We are getting there – we are moving in the right direction, but as I keep on saying, we are not where we will be by the end of the season – we will be better than where we are now.”

Murty has picked the brains of former Accies player Greg Docherty on Gers’ weekend opponents, and again called for his side to impose themselves upon the game.

“They are very, very organised and we have obviously spoken with Greg Docherty about everything they are going to do.

“We know what Martin will set his team up to do, and we know they have a threat and they came to Ibrox and turned us over 2-0 from us dominating the ball and dominating the game, they created clear chances for us to go and score against us.

“It’s up to us to make sure we deny them those opportunities as if we don’t, we will be punished so we need to make sure the guys understand their main threats so we can nullify them, but also I would like us to go and impose our style and our play upon them regardless of anything that the pitch or the conditions or anything their team selection throws at us.

“We have to be ruthless enough and clean enough and professional enough to make sure we get the right result.”

On the injury front, Murty updated: “Lee Wallace took a full part in training today, and he is building his volume up slowly up is building to where he needs to be.

“Bruno took full part again too. Ross McCrorie will be assessed on Monday as to his state and Jordan Rossiter likewise will be assessed later on in the week.”

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