GRAEME MURTY was pleased with his side’s performance against Aberdeen at Ibrox on Wednesday night, but he now wants to see even more from his players when they take on Ross County this weekend.
Rangers, of course, ran out 2-0 winners against Derek McInnes men in midweek to move up to second place in the Premiership and they will now face the Staggies who are rooted to the bottom of the table with 17 points from their 23 games so far.
But regardless of league positions, Murty is expecting a competitive 90 minutes in Dingwall on Sunday with the last meeting of the clubs still fresh in his mind.
On 9 December 2017 Owen Coyle brought his squad to Glasgow and it took two second-half goals from Alfredo Morelos and Danny Wilson – the latter in the 83rd minute – to secure a 2-1 home victory for the Gers after Craig Curran had opened the scoring with just 10 minutes played.
Murty, speaking at today’s pre-match press conference, said: “Well, when they came to Ibrox Owen set his team up fantastically well and they performed at a really high standard, so we can’t take anything for granted.
We’re not going to look at the relative position, we’re going to look at them on their merits and pay them the respect that they are due because we know any team in this league can cause us problems if we don’t hit the levels we are capable of.
“I’ve said to the players that every single team we play against now has to see the team that played against Celtic, the team that played against Aberdeen on Wednesday, and actually I think we can improve from that.
“So the minimum standard of our performance, our intensity, our level, is Wednesday and we have to ensure that we do that again on Sunday to give ourselves the best chance of having a positive result.”