Rangers caretaker boss Graeme Murty: The players have reacted well to Mark Warburton's departure
Rangers squeezed through after a tight 2-1 win over Morton – and Under-20s coach Murty said: “It really helps the players to have a familiar face because some of them have been emotionally up and down.
“I have to say the players have reacted really well and been great to me and I thank them for that.”
Murty revealed he was watching rugby when he heard Mark Warburton had been kicked into touch.
He added: “I was at a rugby match a couple of days ago watching the Warriors when I took a phone call 15 minutes in asking me to come to Ibrox.
“I did that and was asked if I would take the game and I don’t think you can turn that down.”
Warburton resigned from his post as Rangers boss last week
Goal hero Martyn Waghorn thanked Warburton for taking him to Ibrox but confirmed his rotational system has unsettled the squad.
He said: “It is time to move on and look towards positive things for the future.
“I thank him for bringing me to the club.
“It was a difficult one because people didn’t know if they were playing week in, week out and there was uncertainty at times. You are playing for a big club and it isn’t going to be handed on a plate for you.”
Morton boss Jim Duffy knows his side could have got more if Aiden Nesbitt and Luke Donnelly hadn’t squandered big chances.
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Duffy said: “I was delighted with the performance and the commitment my players showed was tremendous.
“We showed moments of quality and we are disappointed to lose the game.
“We scored an outstanding goal and had the two clearest cut chances in the game.
“You have to take them when you come to Ibrox.”