Graeme Murty insists results rather than rhetoric will be the basis for his claim to be next permanent Rangers manager.

The Ibrox club's head development coach became caretaker boss for the second time this year following the recent sacking of Pedro Caixinha and his side looked solid if unspectacular in their 3-0 home win over Partick Thistle.

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Defender Ross McCrorie scored his first goal for the Gers in the 29th minute when he headed in a cross from wide-man Daniel Candeias, who doubled that lead in the 38th minute with a drive before Josh Windass added a third at the start of the second half.

The victory followed the 3-1 win against Hearts at Murrayfield last week and strengthened 42-year-old Murphy's CV but he said: "I will never ever shout my own attributes or plaudits from the rooftops.

"I am a very big believer in doing a very good job and allowing the job to speak for itself. I really enjoyed this week in training.

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"We played really well in the first half, the second half was frustrating.

"I just said to them that I will never criticise them for winning, never criticise them for scoring those goals but we know that we can do better and they agreed with me.

"This is not the benchmark, this is not the standard they want to aspire to.

"They want to get better, which is very pleasing for a manager to hear."

McCrorie was delighted to open his account for Rangers at Ibrox.

The 19-year-old told RangersTV: "I didn't realise I had so much space. I managed to get in and get my head on it.

"It was amazing, all the fans roaring was brilliant."

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Thistle had won two and drawn one of their previous three matches to climb off the foot of the table after a winless start to the league campaign.

However, manager Alan Archibald claimed the Ibrox defeat was mostly of their own making.

He said: "The goals we gave away were appalling, that was the biggest disappointment.

"We had two good clean sheets in the last couple of games and to come to a place like Ibrox - regardless of what is going on in the background, they have got good players - it is important that you make them work for their goals.

"We didn't, certainly the first and third are individual errors and that cost us today.

"Credit to the lads, they kept going, they didn't down tools by any manner of means."

Archibald was heartened by the second half substitute appearance of midfielder Gary Fraser, who has been out since April last year with a knee injury.

He said: "It was probably the only positive to take from the game when you lose 3-0 and lose bad goals.

"Getting Gary back after so long out, giving him that 20 minutes and letting him enjoy it.

"It is great. It has been really disappointing seeing him out for such a long time.

"It will do him the world of good. He will kick on and play a game for the development team on Tuesday as well."