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‘I DIDN’T ENJOY THE DUGOUT RETURN,’ MURTY

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GRAEME MURTY has said that he didn’t enjoy returning to the dugout on Saturday as his Rangers team came from behind to beat Hearts at Murrayfield.

Murty was reinstated as interim manager for the second time this year following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking by the Ibrox club last week. However, in an interview with Rangers TV, Murty said he didn’t enjoy the return to the dugout.

“I was always wanting to know if I had done enough – had I covered that in pre-match? Had I done this, had I done that?

“I eventually managed to let it go and let the players go and do their thing, and trust the players to go and carry it out. But, on the sidelines, it is always a test for the emotions.

“I didn’t enjoy it, but I was satisfied by it, and I thought there were a couple of passages of play, even in the first half when we were down, that eased me a little bit as I thought we had it and we were going to come good.

“So, although, it wasn’t enjoyable, it was satisfying.”

The Rangers performance gained plaudits for their fighting spirit as the came back from 1-0 to run out 3-1 winners thanks to a brace from Kenny Miller and a goal from Josh Windass. Murty was proud of the performance of his players after what had been a tough week at the club.

“I think we just have to reinforce to the players, when we move the ball quickly, when we are brave enough to go and play, spaces will open up and we just need to do it more.”

Rangers host Patrick Thistle at Ibrox as they look to put pressure on third placed Hibs.

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