Rangers players made me proud after Celtic performance, says Graeme Murty

  • Rangers players made me proud after Celtic performance, says Graeme Murty

Rangers players made me proud after Celtic performance, says Graeme Murty

Celtic had dropped points just once in the Scottish Premiership prior to the match and were on course to maintain that record thanks to Stuart Armstrong's goal in the 35th minute.

On Saturday, Rangers turned to the Qatari league to find a new manager, hiring the 46-year-old Pedro Caixinha.

Murty hailed Rangers' positive performance and felt the players had answered some of their pre-game critics.

He has since made his return to Burnley in the Premier League, while the Hoops are on course for their sixth consecutive league title. Celtic arguably should have a penalty at the death when Leigh Griffiths was taken down in the box but the referee waved play on.

"We've had some hard knocks and Celtic will no doubt say it should have been a penalty but I'll just enjoy the moment, if that's ok". We are a strong team and we will take that into the next games.

The unexpected equaliser sent the Rangers fans wild.

"I challenged them all the way through the week saying 'You're the only group who believe in us".

In his post-match interview on Sky Sport, s Brendan Rodgers said Clint Hill admitted to him that he'd 'got away with one at the end'.

"I thought we took the easy option on the ball". "They showed the kind of tenacity and grit that they've been questioned about". If the Rangers players needed any added motivation, they know they will need to impress their prospective new boss.

"I think we proved a few people wrong there". It was about time they got their rewards because they haven't had many of late and it's a nice way to finish off. They ensured that when we got an opportunity we actually got at them a little bit.