Speaking to in-house club media outlet Rangers TV, Graeme Murty has expressed his hopes that his Rangers players can make themselves heroes against Celtic on Sunday.
Murty’s team have quite the task ahead of them this weekend when they travel across the city to Celtic Park in an attempt to be the first Scottish team this season to defeat Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic.
However, the caretaker manager is hoping that the occasion can be one which inspires the Ibrox side, believing that this is the match that all Rangers players come to the club for.
Speaking to Rangers TV, Murty said:
What game do you come to Rangers to play in? You come to play in this game, so someone is going to get the opportunity to go and play against our biggest rivals, at their ground and put a shift in for the team and make a statement for his career and for the club. If I’m brutally honest, if I’m a player I’m thankful for that opportunity.
That statement performance may be hard to produce but these are words that supporters will be hoping can be instilled into the starting XI on Sunday.
Celtic’s phenomenal form this season is undeniable but after a turbulent few weeks Rangers have started to find their feet again under the guidance of Graeme Murty. They picked up a crucial last-minute win over St Johnstone last Wednesday before thrashing Hamilton 6-0 at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
Those results will at least ensure the Rangers team have a bit of much needed confidence headed to Celtic Park but the difficult of the task at hand cannot be over-estimated. Celtic themselves are bursting with confidence and it’s going to take one of the best Rangers performances of the last half decade to get close to the Bhoys.