Graeme Murty says contrasting coaching styles aid Reserves success
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Graeme Murty says contrasting coaching styles aid Reserves success

Graeme Murty has revealed that he believes a blend of different approaches to coaching is having a beneficial impact on Rangers’ development programme.

Graeme Murty was the toast of Rangers’ recent AGM (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His Rangers Reserves team hammered Kilmarnock 5-0 yesterday to go five points clear at the top of the SPFL Reserve League. The side have enjoyed a fantastic vein of form recently. However, more importantly, Murty believes talented individuals like yesterday’s hat-trick hero Andy Dallas, are improving within the system.

One thing is for sure, this is not down to luck.

One coach focuses on style, the other on goals

‘I am more pleased about the build-up, but Peter Lovenkrands is more about the finishes, as he is a forward player and loves to see balls go in the back of the net’, he told Rangers TV.

Lovenkrands was an expert marksman who had a very successful time in Glasgow. (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

It is no surprise that Lovenkrands, cult Rangers striker turned development coach, is goals driven. Clearly, he focuses on results, while Murty tries to instil a certain way of playing the game.

‘I love to see the structure and the way we play is quite slick’, the Englishman added.

However, the success is by no means just down to the coaches. Murty was quick to praise the ambition of his squad.

Summer signing Borna Barisic made a return from injury in the Reserves win. (Photo by Sergio Lopez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

‘They can almost touch it now – everyone in that group has trained with the first team and everyone now has been in front of the manager’s eyes today,’ the 44-year-old explained.

Certainly, coaching staff and players alike seem to be doing a lot right with 18 points from seven matches. Let’s hope they can keep up the good work for the remainder of the season.