With Rangers stepping up their manager search over the last few days, it certainly appeared that Graeme Murty may have perhaps been preparing for one of his final games in temporary charge of the first-team when the Light Blues faced Ross County at Ibrox this weekend.
However, Rangers have now confirmed on their official website that Murty is set to remain in charge of the Gers until the end of the calendar year at the very least after the club failed to land Derek McInnes from Aberdeen.
One of the hallmarks of Murty's tenure has been the willingness to turn to the Gers' brightest youngsters and put a tremendous amount of faith in them - and perhaps one youngster will be grateful that the 43-year-old does look set to stick around for a while longer as he has just staked a claim to be given another chance in the first-team with his latest performance for the under-20s.
Aaron Nemane's loan spell from Manchester City has not exactly gone to plan, and he has not played for the first-team since the defeat to Hamilton in November.
Nemane's loan does not have long left to run, and it seems unlikely that the Rangers supporters would currently be too disappointed if he does not get back onto the pitch for the first-team before returning to City.
However, he provided a glimpse of his quality earlier this week when he scored a stunning solo goal for Rangers' development side that beat Cowdenbeath's first-team.
Despite the goal, it would still be a gamble for the first-team coach to throw him back into the matchday squad against Ross County as he is yet to make an impact - but if anyone is going to take that gamble, Murty may be that man given his role as under-20s head coach.
It would be a huge shock and probably a mistake if Nemane was in the starting lineup of course, but perhaps his goal may just tempt Murty to include him on the bench and perhaps give him the slightest chance to make a statement.
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