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Murty rejects criticism of transfer dealings

Player talks: Graeme Murty
Player talks: Graeme Murty

By Ronnie Esplin

Graeme Murty has dismissed Kris Boyd's claims that Rangers are unsettling their transfer targets with lowball offers.

Kilmarnock frontman Boyd hit out after his Rugby Park boss Steve Clark branded a reported £350,000 Ibrox bid for winger Jordan Jones "nowhere near acceptable".

The ex-Rangers striker claimed his old side have made a habit of dragging out negotiations with rivals, serving only to disrupt the players in question.

The Light Blues remain in talks with Hamilton after seeing their opening offer for Greg Docherty rejected while they failed to land former Hearts wide man Jamie Walker after falling short of the Jambos' £1m valuation.

Jamie Murphy also had to be signed on loan from Brighton this month after talks on a permanent deal broke down.

"Kris is entitled to his own opinion but as far as I am concerned we have handled it in an above board manner," Murty said, ahead of tomorrow's William Hill Scottish Cup clash at Fraserburgh.

"We've made an offer and the club are perfectly within their rights to say no. That's fine, we move forward."

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