Rangers Reserves took a big step towards the SPFL Reserve League title on Monday with a 2-0 win over Celtic.
It’s the latest in a string of impressive performances from the Gers at development level.
FULL-TIME: Celtic 0-2 Rangers
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) April 15, 2019
Just as in the comeback win over Hibernian last week, Glenn Middleton stole the show with a brace.
However, it looks like Rangers have a star of the future in midfield, too.
One man, in particular, deserves praise for recent success, though.
The 44-year-old enjoyed a short stint in charge of the first team at Ibrox last season, during difficult circumstances.
His reign wasn’t disastrous, but he looked a little out of his depth at times in such a high-pressure position.
Since dropping down into his current role, though, he could scarcely be doing a better job.
Coaching the Reserves and other age-group teams is a difficult task as player availability is constantly changing based on the demands of the first team.
Despite irregular fixtures and the wide-ranging group of players at his disposal, it appears that Murty has still managed to instill a togetherness and winning mentality.
He’s the man tasked with moulding the club’s future stars, and results on the pitch suggest he’s doing a fine job of it.
When Murty’s post-match interview with RangersTV was shared by the club’s Twitter account, some Bears showed their appreciation under the post.
Credit where it's due. 👍
— Cairo Kearney (@Cairo1872) April 15, 2019
Well said Murty…its great for these young guys to be coached by someone who has, if only briefly, managed the club at first team level. Who better to convey the message to them of what is needed to suceed.
— Petrocelli (@caltat) April 15, 2019
Have to say this is a great weekend interview. Think Murty understands player development really well and despite faltering when in charge, really has done well with the reserves
— Gordon Smith (@Gord07) April 15, 2019
Announce Murty 5 year contract for the First Team NOW 📝
— Lennox Richardson (@lennyrfc) April 15, 2019
The man looks a picture of health since he stepped down from the first team
— KAT5088 (@shunter1872) April 15, 2019
— Bradley 🇬🇧 (@RfcBradley) April 15, 2019
— Stevie Cunningham (@steviecunn1) April 15, 2019