Rangers hit Ayr for six in Scottish Cup pre-quarters

James Tavernier of Rangers celebrates after he scores a penalty during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium

RANGERS caretaker boss Graeme Murty has backed blundering Wes Foderingham, despite the keeper's howler in the 6-1 Scottish Cup win over Ayr United yesterday.

Alan Forrest took advantage of a mistake by Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham in the 10th minute to give the League One side a shock lead.

Rangers responded on the half-hour mark when Alfredo Morelos pounced on a rebound off the crossbar, moments after missing a sitter.

Rangers eased up a gear in the second half and scored a further five times without reply, with Cummings, Josh Windass and Jamie Murphy getting on the scoresheet.

Rangers dominated the second half with Goss provided three more assists, as the Gers advanced to the quarter-finals with an emphatic 6-1 win.

"There's more to come from him and the squad".

'Those are the things, allied to the weather and crowd, that can make you freeze as a footballer, make you push a little too hard. We've had games previously when we haven't scored when we've been on top. If we're going to play out from the back and shift the ball then he's going to have the ball at his feet.

"Wes was fine at half-time, these things happen in football".

The ruthless attacking display pleased Murty, who picked out Murphy for praise after the winger scored his first goal for the Light Blues. It is the team I see in training every day and that is what we need to be like more often - I thought second-half we were brilliant.

"I would like a home tie, it doesn't really matter who we get because we will concentrate on us and the boys, that's all that matters".

'We made it a little bit more hard because the goal gave them a lift but it's about people being accountable and taking ownership of that and he did.

"With this club, and with any competition, it's about winning the next game".

He said: "I would say parts of it were as well as we've played but I still think we can get better in our basics and fundamentals".

Ayr assistant manager Neil Scally, in charge on the day as medical advice kept manager Ian McCall at home after an eye operation, felt the score was harsh on the home side.



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