Murty wants win­ning farewell at Rangers

New Straits Times - - Sport -

GLAS­GOW: Rangers care­taker man­ager Graeme Murty has chal­lenged his play­ers to as­pire for great­ness in their Scot­tish Cup quar­ter-fi­nal against Hamil­ton today in what will likely be his last match in charge.

The

Glas­gow gi­ants ended a run of four games without a win on

Wed­nes­day when

Emer­son

Hyn­d­man fired in a last­minute win­ner to seal a 3-2 vic­tory over St John­stone.

It gave Murty his first league win since the for­mer Un­der-20s coach was thrust into the Ibrox hot­seat fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Mark War­bur­ton and his man­age­rial team.

Rangers have strug­gled to adapt to life back in the Scot­tish Premier­ship and the Scot­tish Cup re­mains their only hope of a tro­phy this sea­son.

Murty was de­lighted to have fi­nally got a win fol­low­ing two back-to-back de­feat but in­sists he wants more from his play­ers as they at­tempt to book their place in the last four of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Rangers are ex­pected to name a new man­ager next week with Por­tuguese coach Pe­dro Caix­inha the favourite to take over.

Celtic will con­tinue their quest for a first do­mes­tic tre­ble since 2001 when they take on St Mir­ren to­mor­row.

The match at Park­head against the Cham­pi­onship strug­glers will mark Celtic’s first game since the death of for­mer player Tommy Gem­mell, who in­spired the club to glory in the 1967 Euro­pean Cup.

TODAY: Rangers v Hamil­ton, Hiber­nian v Ayr United; TO­MOR­ROW: Celtic v St Mir­ren, Aberdeen v Partick This­tle.

Graeme Murty

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