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1st Mar, 2018 | 1:58pm

Greg Docherty makes incredible claim about Rangers 28-year-old

Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has boldly claimed that Jamie Murphy is the “best wide man in the league” and thinks his performances in recent weeks have backed it up.

The on-loan Brighton winger joined his boyhood heroes on loan in January with an agreement to make it a permanent switch in the summer and Docherty thinks the 28-year-old has been “huge” for the Gers since arriving.

Murphy has scored three times and created five goals in nine appearances for the Ibrox giants as the Gers look to lift their first major trophy in seven years.

Docherty thinks Murphy can also force his way into the Scotland squad after his stellar start at Rangers, however his claim that the Scot is the best winger in the league is a huge shout considering how well Scott Sinclair and James Forrest have played in the last couple of seasons.

“Jamie has been huge for us and he has helped me settle in well,’ Docherty said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

“He is a big player and he has got his own aspirations to get in the Scotland squad. I don’t see why he can’t.

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“He is the best wide man in the league and he has really shown that in the last few games. Obviously we hope it is nothing serious and we get him back for the weekend.”

Murphy fell out of favour at the Amex after helping Brighton secure promotion to the Premier League last season.

The winger has got better and better with each game although will have manager Graeme Murty sweating over his fitness after limping out of the 4-1 win over St. Johnstone on Tuesday night.

With the Gers due to play Falkirk on Sunday before facing Old Firm rivals Celtic the following week, Murty will be desperate to have Murphy available for the crunch fixtures which will either strengthen or kill off Rangers’ chances of lifting silverware this season.

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