Graeme Murty suggests Andy Dallas 'will be quite down' despite hat-trick

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers youngster Andy Dallas is developing at Ibrox.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers reserves boss Graeme Murty has told the club's official website that he thinks Andy Dallas will be 'quite down' because he thinks he should have scored more against Kilmarnock.

The Gers first team beat Hearts 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to go top of the Scottish Premiership table, leaving fans delighted heading into the new week.

Rangers' reserves were then in action on Monday afternoon as they took on Kilmarnock, and the Gers ran out 5-0 winners in a thumping victory for Murty's men.

 

Dallas grabbed the headlines with a hat-trick, but Dapo Mebude and Jordan Houston also got themselves on the scoresheet as Murty's side were clear winners.

With Umar Sadiq out of the picture in Gerrard's first team, fans were calling for Dallas to be promoted to the first team, with the 19-year-old striker making waves in the reserves.

Steven Gerrard has handed playing time to Ross McCrorie and Glenn Middleton, meaning another youngster playing wouldn't be a huge surprise, and Murty spoke about his performance after the game.

9th September 2017, Ibrox Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Rangers versus Dundee; General view of Ibrox, home of Rangers

Murty suggested that Dallas will be 'quite down' despite his hat-trick and the calls for first-team football as he feels he should've scored more than three, but praised him for doing 'remarkably well' at finishing chances right now, which should be hugely appealing to Gerrard.

“He will be quite down as he thinks he should have had more – but that is a good trait to have as he is hungry to get goals,” said Murty. “The team that we are, it is down to us to create goals and it is down to Andy to make sure he gets on the end of them. He is doing that remarkably well at the minute and he is a real threat for us. We are pleased for him – I am more pleased about the build-up but Peter Lovenkrands is more about the finishes as he is a forward player and he loves to see goals go in the back of the net.”

“I love to see the structure and to make sure the way we play is quite slick. But Andy, as all good forwards do, gets into the right areas and, you know what, if he misses one it doesn’t really matter, he just wants to get the next and the next one, and he reflects that in training," he added.

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard talks to the media during a press conference after the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Villarreal CF at Ibrox Stadium on November 29,...

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