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MURTY’S ‘UNRECOGNISABLE’ RANGERS

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GRAEME MURTY admitted the fans saw TWO Rangers team in the 2-2 draw with Motherwell at Fir Park at the weekend.

The Ibrox side, after losing consecutive games to Celtic and Kilmarnock, looked to be heading for an unwanted hat-trick as they went in two goals adrift at the interval with Curtis Main and Allan Campbell on target.

However, James Tavernier (pen) and Jamie Murphy replied after the turnaround to earn a point.

Murty said: “Watching the game back, watching the players execute what we practised in training really well at times and to look at the first-half and compare and contrast the two, the teams are almost unrecognisable given that the personnel is the same.

“It doesn’t come down, necessarily, to personnel or system, it is not executing what we are good at and not negating what our opponents are trying to do.

“We didn’t do that, we didn’t deal with their threat well enough. The players know that, I know that.

“But the frustration is that the game was there, the game was as we thought it would be, we just didn’t cope with it well enough.

“I don’t think they were surprised. They knew it was going to happen, they just didn’t cope with it.”

Rangers are at home to Dundee on Saturday. Ex-Ibrox winger Neil McCann takes his Dens Park outfit to Celtic tonight for their rearranged fixture which was snowed off in February.

**Murty was speaking to Rangers TV.

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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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