Date: 21st February 2018 at 11:14pm
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Whilst there were a number of criticisms that Rangers manager Graeme Murty could level at the side following the Hamilton Academical victory last Sunday, there were of course positives he could take from the way we attacked in the game.

One of those positives was the manner and build up to our fourth goal on the day and having had time to reflect further and watch the game back with fewer in the moment emotions, Murty told the Official Site that when it came to our fourth goal in particular, that’s the kind of flowing attack he wants to see more of between now and the end of the season.

The goal of course began with goalkeeper Wes Foderingham. James Tavernier fed a through ball to Jamie Murphy who flicked it to Josh Windass and the rest is history.

‘I thought our chance creation was very good, and some of our stuff when we moved the ball really quickly was good, and I thought particularly, the fourth goal was a really good example of what I`d like the team to do and what I would like us to be. We were slick in possession and brave playing out from the back, playing through lines really well with minimal touches. It was brilliant creativity from Jamie Murphy and a clinical finish.’

Murty went on to say of the strike.

‘I think it`s as good a goal as I have seen – just a team goal, and just the quality of it was breath-taking for me. As I said, the power we possess going forward was really good for me. In terms of our ability to create chances, on a pitch which is difficult, I was really pleased with that and I actually think our game at Ibrox could have looked like earlier in the season if we had possessed more of a clinical nature which we had on Sunday.’

Greg Docherty was also a topic of conversation as he met with the media this week and Murty laid out what he wanted to see from the signing when he’s fully settled at the club.

‘I thought in the first half, Greg Docherty tried too hard – he tried to be everywhere and tried to cover every blade of artificial grass and tried to do everything. That`s kind of what he would do for Hamilton – but for us he needs to be more structured, and he needs to have more of an understanding of his role within the team.’

Calling for more discipline from the player, the gaffer explained.

‘But also, he needs to be cleaner with the ball. I thought when he came onto the game, rather than chasing it all over the place, he was much more disciplined, had a much better structure and it allowed him to use his attributes a little bit more. We just need to tidy him up – we need to tidy him up and get him to lose that performance anxiety he has at the moment playing for Rangers and playing for a big club and trying to be perfect every time.’

Clearly Murty is focused on building his confidence and helping him to grow as a player and deal with the pressure in a more productive way.

‘What we would like him to do is realise when he sees a pass, he has the quality to go and do it. At the moment, he`s trying to take another touch to make extra-especially sure, and he`s trying to wrap the ball in as some of the other players do, and he`s not quite there yet. That`s alright, and that`s fine – we know that. He is a young man we bought for a lot of potential, but he showed good understanding and good listening skills, good learning, and we just need to tidy him up a little bit.’

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