Tavernier delivers verdict on Rangers interim boss Murty

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Graeme Murty is in his second spell as Rangers interim manager at Ibrox following the dismissal of Pedro Caixinha.

Rangers Head Coach Graeme Murty looks on during The Scottish FA Youth Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

James Tavernier has told the Daily Record that the Rangers squad are enjoying life under interim boss Graeme Murty ahead of Saturday's clash against Partick Thistle.

Murty is in his second spell as caretaker manager at Ibrox following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha, and started his role with aplomb by beating Hearts 3-1 at Tynecastle last weekend.

Now, he is set to take charge of his second match as the Rangers hierarchy continue their search for Caixinha's successor, as the Gers play host to Alan Archibald's Partick at Ibrox.

James Tavernier of Rangers vies with Ryan Bowman of Motherwell during the  Betfred League Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Motherwell at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Bookmakers Paddy Power price 42-year-old Murty at 7/1 to take over from Caixinha, as he remains in the running alongside the likes of Derek McInnes, Alex McLeish and David Moyes to fill the void.

Right-back Tavernier spoke of the effect having Murty as manager has had on the squad, but is also aware that the players have to step their game up too.

"It’s a fresh start for everyone and the manager did a great job last time he came in. We respect him highly, he’s good to have around," Tavernier said.

"We know we are the ones responsible on the pitch and we have to go out and deliver three points every week. The fans want that and so do we."

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Murty is expected to secure his second three points in a week against Partick, as he continues to be linked with the permanent role.

Three points for the Gers could see them move into third place above Neil Lennon's Hibernian, if Hibs fail to beat Dundee at Easter Road.

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