GRAEME MURTY believes Jason Cummings can get even better after the striker netted his first Rangers goal in yesterday’s win at Ross County.
The Ibrox gaffer was delighted to see his new recruit get off the mark – and joked his confidence will get even higher following his maiden strike.
“He thinks he should be taking everything from now on,” smiled Murty. “Penalties, corners free-kicks, goal-kicks, the lot!
“He’s not lacking confidence that’s for sure! He’s a bubbly guy and he is loving life at the moment. I asked him to go and get us a goal, and he went and got us the goal.
“We can get him fitter and we can get him stronger, and we can get Jamie Murphy fitter and stronger.
“These guys haven’t played a lot of football, but we can utilise them more and more, and get them to a better level.
“All of the guys who have enhanced what we are trying to do, they have all been positive and that’s really good for me as a manager now as I have decisions to make.”
Murty also singled-out Daniel Candeias for praise after the Portuguese opened the scoring yesterday.
He added:“We have been asking him to score more goals and to get in the box more. He hit a fantastic strike and I am really pleased for him as he works so hard for the team.
“It’s nice for him to get a bit of individual recognition as well. I do think at times we can use him more and use his attributes more, and actually exploit his pace as he is really, really quick. We just need to get him to believe in himself as much as we do.
“If we can do that, he can be a real, positive find for us for the second half of the season, and then to bring on Jason Cummings, who actually moans at Daniel ironically for not setting him up, and then goes and scores a really good goal.
“That’s why you bring these people in and I am really in a fortunate position that I can go and do that. I’m pleased for us to get the win, and I’m really pleased the penalty didn’t become a critical element in the game.”