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Rangers in capable hands with Murty: Hyndman

By Andy Newport

Rangers midfielder Emerson Hyndman has vowed to show that the players are fully behind caretaker boss Graeme Murty. Murty suffered defeat in his second match in charge when Rangers lost 2-1 to Dundee on Sunday.

The club stepped up their search for a long-term successor to Mark Warburton afterwards as they interview candidates for the manager's role and a new director of football position this week.

But Under-20s coach Murty looks certain to be in charge again when Rangers face Inverness in the Highlands on Friday night and on-loan Bournemouth midfielder Hyndman admits they must do better.

The 20-year-old, who arrived at Ibrox in January, said: "It was tough at the beginning with Graeme being a new face and for me, I didn't know him, although some of the other guys did.

"We are fully behind him already, although that didn't show in the last game. Hopefully we do him right and put in a good performance. He's been put in a tough position but, at the same time, he is taking it in his stride and has really got us together and is putting ideas in our heads and he has worked hard as well on the training pitch. He's been a credit to himself.

"It's always a difficult period when a manager leaves. It's unsettling and nobody knows where their place is all of a sudden, but the fact we have got together pretty quick with Graeme coming in has helped us to settle down.

"Obviously the performance wasn't good against Dundee and we didn't show what we are capable of or what we have been working on, but at the same time it will hopefully look good going forward. If you have a team that is very clear, not just on the present but the future as well, I think that always settles people down and it clears minds both on and off the pitch."

Inverness are bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership and without a victory in 14 league games but they managed an impressive point against Hearts at Tynecastle on Saturday.

Hyndman said: "I'm sure they will be very organised - that seems to be the culture of teams playing against Rangers.

"They are set up to counter most of the time, but we will be prepared for a tough battle, while, at the same time, we will buck up our ideas this week and be ready to go."

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