Andy Murdoch 'surprised' to win man of the match award, praises McCall

Andy Murdoch is full of praise for his Rangers manager Stuart McCall.

Rangers midfielder Andy Murdoch has told the club's official website that he's surprised to have won the man of the match award against Raith Rovers.

Rangers put Thursday's 3-0 loss at Queen of the South behind them with a convincing display against Raith Rovers at Ibrox on Sunday.

A 4-0 win was the perfect response for Rangers, with goals from Nicky Clark, Haris Vuckic and a Nicky Law brace handing them a comfortable victory.

Despite Law scoring twice, he didn't win the man of the match award; that went to his fellow midfielder Andy Murdoch instead.

Murdoch's display was deemed worthy of the man of the match award, and he told the club's official website that he was surprised that the award didn't go to Law after his goalscoring exploits.

"I was a bit surprised that Nicky Law maybe didn't get man of the match because he scored two goals - he's been giving me a bit of banter about that!," said Murdoch.

Murdoch, 20, joined Rangers back in 2007, and has now become a first-team regular under McCall, with the former Motherwell boss keen to promote youth at Ibrox.

Tom Walsh, Ryan Hardie and Ryan Sinnamon were all on the bench for Rangers against Raith Rovers, and Murdoch lauded manager McCall for giving a chance to young players.

"I've managed to get a run in the side in recent weeks and I just need to keep that going for as long as I can - keeping the momentum going and starting in a run of games," he said.

"Stuart McCall has been really good since he came to the club. He's shown that he's not afraid to put the younger players into the team like myself, Walsh, Hardie and Sinnamon on the bench," added Murdoch.

It's been a case of so far, so good for McCall - and fans will be hoping that he can continue his early form in the coming weeks, as well as continuing to promote young players.

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