Rangers star Andy Murdoch: This is where Stuart McCall has improved my play

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Murdoch has start to truly impress for Rangers since McCall’s appointment.

20-year-old Murdoch has truly come into his own under McCall, and he has told the Evening Times how the former midfielder has improved his game.

The young midfielder said: “He was a great defensive midfielder. It's great that he is able to help me out and give me advice on how to play the position. He's been a big help on improving my awareness on the pitch, where to be and where to position myself.

“He's always on at me to be in the right positions when the ball breaks down, for example. I'm definitely improving.”

Murdoch has made 19 appearances for the Light Blues this season, establishing himself as one of three midfielders under McCall. The youngster has proven to be the highly energetic base of the 4-3-3 system, allowing the other midfielders creative freedom to attack without the need to drop deep and defend.

Despite his youth and inexperience, it is clear that Murdoch is well on his way to developing into a top level midfielder, and working under McCall is already having a visible improvement.

His positioning has become far improved since the former midfielder was named temporary manager at Ibrox, and he has shown a maturity in his play that is not expected of someone with just 20 professional competitive appearances to their name.

Murdoch is sure to keep developing whilst McCall is in charge, and keeping the former Scotland international at the helm could prove vital for Rangers. Not only has he proven to be a talented manager who has come to within one tie of securing promotion to the Premiership, but the progress of Murdoch will stall if McCall leaves.

McCall can bring consistency and continuity to Rangers if appointed on a full-time basis, and the former midfielder is sure to have a great impact upon the entire squad if he remains in charge for next season.

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