GRAEME MURTY hopes the clarity over his position as Rangers interim manager will give the Ibrox squad peace of mind this month.

The 43-year-old returned to the dugout against Ross County on Saturday after Derek McInnes turned down the chance to replace Pedro Caixinha as Light Blues boss.

Now Murty will remain in charge for the Premiership clashes with Hibernian, St Johnstone, Kilmarnock, Motherwell and Celtic in the coming weeks.

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He said: “We have always planned ahead and made sure we have the players’ welfare in mind, for their load and making sure each player has the right stimulus.

“But it doesn’t actually change my role at all, it maybe just changes things in the players’ minds and if the players can have a more settled mind and that leads to a better performance then I’ll take it. For me, it just means I can get on with my job.”

Victory over the Staggies was Rangers’ third on the spin as they followed up their crucial wins against Aberdeen last week.

It is the first time in a year the Gers have recorded a hat-trick of league successes but Murty insists it hasn’t been an issue at Ibrox.

He said: “We have just got on with our business and let other people talk about stuff that is happening out of the group.

“It is really boring and really mundane the stuff I keep on repeating to the Press but we just have to concentrate on our stuff and let other people focus on the things that really aren’t important.

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“I would much rather get our processes right and get the character of our squad right and make sure that wherever the game throws up obstacles we have enough within the group to overcome them.”

Rangers return to action with a trip to Hibernian tomorrow night as Murty’s side look to retain second spot in the Premiership.

The interim boss has doubts over Carlos Pena and Ross McCrorie and admits he faces a tricky balancing act with the rest of his squad.

Murty told RangersTV: “We have got people that have played a lot of games in a small space of time so we are looking at them and making sure that we don’t overload them, but if we use them they are ready to go at full capacity.

“If they are not, that is not fair on them. We have to make sure, going into a hostile environment, that everyone has got the full capacity to go and cope with that.”