JAMIE MURPHY netted his third goal in as many games as Rangers overcame Hearts 2-0 at Ibrox on Saturday.

The winger, on loan from Brighton until the end of the season, completed a superb solo run to open the scoring just before the interval.

And Scotland international centre-back Russell Martin clinched the points with a late scond goal.

Murphy is refusing to talk about title surges and said: “It is just about us at the moment and we want to win every game we play, no matter who it is against.

“For us, it is another one ticked off the list and we will look forward to St Johnstone in Perth tomorrow night.

“We are thinking about winning each game as it comes. Hearts are a good side, they came here and set up to stop us playing a bit and do their own thing.

“We managed to do it with a good performance and a clean sheet as well.”

Murphy added: “It is always a worry when it was 1-0 and you want to get the extra goal and kill teams off.

“However, I never thought we were really in trouble.

“We were the better team on the day and we kept trying and trying and got the goal in the end.

“The manager knows that and he tells us that we are never going to give up, no matter what happens.

“Whether we are behind or in front, we are going to go right until the end and that is expected here.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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