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.

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.

Graeme Murty.

The 44-year-old enjoyed a short stint in charge of the first team at Ibrox last season, during difficult circumstances.

Murty on the touchline during an Old Firm at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.

The likes of Nikola Katic has occasionally dropped down to the Reserves to get game time. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.


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