Rangers suffered a damaging defeat against Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, losing 1-0 at Ibrox thanks to former striker Kris Boyd’s second half effort.
Graeme Murty’s side were again below their best in a home game this season, struggling to break down Steve Clarke’s determined and tactically well set-up outfit.
The pressure is now mounting on Murty, just weeks removed from an impressive winning run. The defeat means that third-placed Aberdeen move two points behind with a game in hand, while league leaders Celtic remain nine points ahead having played two games less.
Fans believe the interim Rangers boss got many decisions wrong ahead of and during the match.
Many feel the failure to play top scoring striker Alfredo Morelos from the start was an error then, when chasing the game, feeling he took too long to bring him on.
Another point of contention was the decision to start Sean Goss up against the impressive and physical Youssouf Mulumbu in midfield.
It’s the second week in a row that the former U20s coach has come unstuck against more experienced managers and it’s leading some to question the club’s long-term future with Murty in charge.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Am telling you killie manager managed and coached in premiership and it shows he has vastly more knowledge of the game than our manager. Murty looks like he has no idea today. Just like when we played them, Brenda had his number.
— @mark77lynch (@mark77lynch) March 17, 2018
That finally answers the “Murty question” get him back to the U20’s
— Heavy No-No (@DerekHunter24) March 17, 2018
Only took Murty 60 minutes to realize we need Morelos on.
10 minutes faster than usual.
— Peña Cartel (@Pena_Cartel) March 17, 2018
Cmon rangers, this isn’t good enough, Murty should have never dropped Morelos today….. very very flat 🔴⚪️🔵🇬🇧
— briancaswell (@bcaswell1983) March 17, 2018
We started Sean Goss against one of the most dominate midfielders on the league. But nice Murty is really nice.
— Jay Fletcher 🇬🇧 (@JFletcher1872) March 17, 2018
We are getting beat off a team with a 35 year old boyd and Kirk broadfoot in defence. Clarke is tactically miles ahead of murty
— Matt Gordon 🇬🇧 (@Matt_Gordon95) March 17, 2018
Another game that has been lost before a ball was kicked due to Murty learning absolutely nothing from previous mistakes. It’s Warburton like
— Chris ✡ (@BCSJ7RFC) March 17, 2018