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We need to give frustrated Ibrox faithful some hope, says Murty

By Andy Newport

Graeme Murty has challenged Rangers to hit the heights and win back the trust of the Ibrox faithful.

The Gers boss admits the Light Blues supporters are right to ask questions after their latest slip up.

Saturday's 2-2 draw with Motherwell was the third game running in which they failed to win after back-to-back defeats against Celtic and Kilmarnock.

Rangers had to fight back after the break at Fir Park to rescue a point but Murty remains angry about just how far his side fell from their best.

He said: "The frustration for me is that the players can do it and they just didn't get to the required level in the first-half.

"I know how good these guys can be, I see them train every day and I see their top level and what they are capable of.

"The frustration for me doesn't come from seeing the first half and then the second half, it comes from seeing how far off what we deem acceptable.

"It is important to restore some belief to the fans to be perfectly honest," he added.

"We need to get back to that and show the fans, this is what the team are about. Unless we do that questions will remain."

Gers welcomed back Graham Dorrans against Well after a five-month injury lay-off and Ross McCrorie could be next to report back for duty.

Meanwhile, Murty has confirmed skipper Lee Wallace could be back in training this week after suffering a set-back on his return from a groin injury, while defender David Bates is also in line for a comeback.

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