JON TORAL admits it has been a tough few weeks for him after the departure of Mark Warburton from Ibrox but the midfielder hopes he is now finding his feet in a new position.

The 22-year-old has been employed in a deeper role by caretaker boss Graeme Murty against inverness and then St Johnstone and admits he could do better.

Toral has made seven appearances since his arrival on loan from Arsenal in January and he thinks the nature of the Gers injury time win on Wednesday will spur him on.

He said:

“It has been tough for me coming in with everything that happened with the manager but I think that I have settled down alright.

“The last couple of games I have played in a different position than I am used to but if the manager asks me to do that then I will do it and try and help the team out as much I can.

“I knew it would be tough here, I knew I would need a few games to get match fit and I think every game that I have played I have felt better physically.

“Now I need to get used to this new position and try and help the team. The win on Wednesday personally really helps me with my confidence as well.

“When I step on a football pitch I always hope there is more to come from myself, I always demand a lot from myself and I am really self-critical.

“I know I should have scored in the last couple of games, it hasn’t fallen for me but it is good that I am getting into those positions and I will try to do better next time.”

Despite having to adapt to changes imposed by his stand-in manager Toral doesn’t think the players can allow themselves to be moved by managerial unrest.

The Spaniard confesses the team were thrilled to gift Murty with his first league win since he took charge of the Gers.

He continued: “Nothing changes for us, at the end of the day it is 11 v 11 in every game and we have to just focus on the next game and win it.

“This is a massive football club and the players’ only focus has to be on the three points and in the cup game to get to the semi-final.

“It was massive for him [Graeme Murty] and he has put a lot of effort into the other games as well, he has really helped us and for us to give him that first league win was crucial.

“At the minute we are just thinking about the cup tie on Saturday and then whatever happens happens. It is not for us to talk about really because we are just focussed on the weekend’s game.

“If a new manager has until the end of the season to work with the players and then to kick on next season it would be great for the club.”

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