GRAEME Murty revealed both he and his Under 20 side were inspired by a half-time team talk by Mark Warburton during their 3-0 win over Dundee.

The Gers youngsters netted all three goals in the second period of the game and Head of the Development Squad Murty says he is seeing signs his players are taking on board his new approach.

The win over Dundee added to victory over Hearts in the Youth Cup on Sunday for the 20s making it a fruitful week for the side.

Murty said: “I was more than pleased with them, they were really young as well and it was really enjoyable to watch.

“I was pleased with their understanding of the passing lines, rotation, playing the lines, group leadership and our shape.

“I thought they were fantastic and people were really taking ownership from me so I don’t have to bellow as much from the side lines.

“It came together, it was much more cohesive and the way we dominated the ball against a much older team was really gratifying.

“The manager coming into the changing room yesterday and talking to them at half-time was fantastic and they went out for the second half really inspired.

“To sit back, not have to say my piece and listen to the manager was great.

“To see the way that he had the players in the palm of his hand with that authority, which not only comes with being first-team manager, but also the way he is experienced and his manner is really good and it definitely added to the experience for them as well.”

Rangers win over Dundee in the Development League saw Murty’s side move up to seventh in the table, six points off leaders Hibs, with a game in hand.

After an inconsistent start to the season the academy coach is starting to see things coming together on the pitch.

Murty continued: “I think the last few weeks there have been good results and parts of performances coming through.

“They are starting to see the benefit of what we are doing; particularly the last two games, the Hearts game where the shape of the team was good, the processes that they were going through and they were actually getting their rewards.

“That is always a good thing for a coach when it is not only what you are saying but the players can actually see it themselves that the things that they are trying and putting into place are coming off.

“What we try to give them is a structure behind their ability and that will never take over from their ability but it will give them the opportunity for their individuality to flourish and they took ownership of that on Wednesday.”

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