JAMIE MURPHY says that today’s first half was unacceptable for Rangers despite the team fighting back to earn a draw.

The Gers went two down with two quickfire goals from the Steelmen at Fir Park in the first half today and Murphy says that the Light Blues were not happy after the game.

Speaking to RangersTV on the touchline of his former club, Murphy said: “Ultimately we’re disappointed.

“We came here and tried to win the game. I know we were 2-0 and we got it back to 2-2, but in the end we are disappointed.

“The first half is unacceptable for this football club, you never want to be giving away goals and giving other teams a head start in games.

“We need to all look at ourselves and try to do better in defending all over the park.”

The Gers have now won two matches, drawn one and lost one against Motherwell this season in the Ladbrokes Premiership and have proven to be formidable opponents each time.

Murphy gave the Steelmen credit for their performance, but felt that the second half was much better from the Gers.

He said: “Credit to them, they do what they do, they put us on the back foot and got a couple of goals but I think that you seen the team in the second half that should have been in the first half.

“They are set up well, they are organised, but it’s up to us try to break that down. I think that you seen by the second half performance that we got there in the end but ultimately fell short.”

Murphy was back at Fir Park for the first time to play since his move away from the Lanarkshire club in 2013.

He continued: “I enjoyed scoring and playing back here because obviously I was here for a long time.

“It did feel a bit odd being back here, I almost walked into the home changing room when we came in from the warm up.

“It was a bit of a strange feeling but I was delighted to get a goal.”

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