28-year-old still has it all to prove after indifferent first season with Rangers - view
Jamie Murphy was one of the biggest arrivals in January of many that were signed by then boss Graeme Murty and director of football Mark Allen at Rangers.
It’s not often that 28-year-olds move from the Premier League to Scotland, but Murphy was fulfilling a childhood dream by signing for the Gers from Brighton.
Unfortunately, the winger hasn’t took Scottish football by storm as many thought that he might.
He did make some valuable contributions, and ended the season with five goals in 19 appearances for the Light Blues.
Perhaps the malaise which affected Ibrox during the latter half of Murty’s reign was to blame for the performances, but Allen still has faith in Murphy’s ability as a player, as the Gers made the player’s loan move a permanent one in May.
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Murphy and the Gers support will be hoping that the arrival of Steven Gerrard to the manager’s office at Ibrox will galvanise not just Murphy, but the rest of the Gers squad, which looked jaded at times last season.
If Gerrard and the rest of the Gers coaching staff are able to get Murphy back onto his game, then he could well turn out to be one of the best players in Scotland.
The Gers have put a lot of faith in Murphy by giving him a three-year deal, the player will be looking to pay that back starting when the Gers begin their Europa League campaign.
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