DESPITE a much improved performance, Graeme Murty insists it means nothing as Rangers made it back-to-back league defeats against Inverness tonight.
Caley goals from Greg Tansey and Billy McKay with a Martyn Waghorn penalty for Gers in between don’t fully tell the story of a game Murty’s men dominated for long spells with plenty of other chances for the Ibrox side coming and going.
And, at full-time, Murty was understandably gutted with the final outcome.
Speaking to RangersTV.tv, he explained: “All the good play in the world and all the combination play and making chances means nothing. This football club has been and is about winning, and we are coming away without winning a game I felt we were in total control of.
“It leaves a very, very bitter taste in the mouth. Regardless of how well we play and how well we do, thousands of people and ourselves come away from here scratching our heads, feeling bitterly disappointed and feeling a little bit sorry for ourselves.
“It’s my job and the players’ job to make sure when we play on Wednesday, we get it out our heads and make sure we perform then.”
Murty also spoke of the need to avoid the inevitable criticism that will come Rangers’ way in the coming days, while admitting any positives from tonight’s defeat aren’t yet clear to him.
He added: “It’s too raw at the moment, and the emotions are boiling round for me as I’m sure they are for everyone at the moment. All I can look at is making sure this doesn’t last for too long – the malaise and feeling sorry for ourselves and being down.
“I have no doubt the world and their dog will be writing things about us and sticking the boot in, and they are more than welcome to. But we can’t afford to listen to the noise outside – we have to make sure when we get to Wednesday we are round again, we’re making sure we’re sticking together and we go out onto the football pitch ready to go.”