GRAEME MURTY could have taken the easy option.

For the Partick Thistle game last Saturday, and the Hearts match the week before to an extent, it would have been entirely understandable had he gone with the tried and trusted.

After all, he's probably only going to be in charge for a short time so why take any huge risks.

However, he’s not been afraid to make some big calls and the biggest so far was to leave Bruno Alves out the team last Saturday.

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Murty, and I greatly admire him for this, stayed with the centre-half partnership of Danny Wilson and Ross McCrorie at the expense of one of the summer’s marquee signings made by Rangers.

I would love to have listened into the conversations when an interim manager told a player of Alves’s standing: “Big fella, I’m staying with last week’s defence. You’re on the bench.”

That took a bit of guts.

Alves was suspended for the Hearts game and I'm sure most supporters would have expected the Portuguese to walk straight back into the team.

After all, he was the biggest name to arrive at Rangers and he didn't, I'm quite sure, come to Glasgow to sit on the sidelines.

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My guess is Caixinha would have put him straight back in the side. The interim manager didn't and it was the right call.

Good on him.

Murty knows what McCrorie and Wilson and can do and showed his trust in them, which players love.

Who knows what will happen when the international break is over; however, the guy who has been put in temporary charge has shown himself to be his own man when it comes to naming the team.

And who can argue with two wins out of two. Murty could hardly have done more.