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BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton has raved about Jamie Murphy for his performance for Rangers as they lost 3-2 to Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday.

Murphy, 28, put in a brilliant shift on the left wing as he constantly terrorised the Hoops backline and created a number of chances by driving the ball far into the away side’s half.

The attacker, who signed on loan from Brighton in the January transfer window, has been very impressive since his move to Glasgow, scoring three goals and supplying six assists in 10 appearances in all competitions.

And former Celtic striker Sutton showed that he was impressed with him and the way he was able to stretch Brendan Rodgers’ defence.

“Jozo Simunovic was dragged about while Jamie Murphy, who is clever and cute, exploited Kristoffer Ajer in his position as a makeshift right-back,” he said on the Daily Record website.

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Murphy has shown that he was the best signing that Mark Allen and Graeme Murty brought in over January. The 28-year-old player appears to be involved in pretty much everything good that Rangers do in the attacking part of the pitch. His directness is something that was severely lacking before on the left-wing and his partnership on Sunday with Declan John was something that Murty should have looked to make more use of. Celtic’s backline had a nightmare at Ibrox and it was because they were so stretched because of the displays of Murphy on the left and Daniel Candeias on the right. 

In other Rangers news, this £1.3million Gers player should be binned in the summer as his performance against Celtic was the final straw.

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