Rangers news: McNamara worries about Jamie Murphy

By Football Insider speaking to Jackie McNamara

19th Jan, 2020 | 11:04am

Ibrox Exclusive: McNamara suggests in-demand Rangers player may be set for make or break period

Jackie McNamara suggested Rangers attacker Jamie Murphy’s long-term future at Ibrox is up in the air.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Scotland international revealed that he thought Murphy’s potential loan spell away from the Gers could make or break his Rangers career.

Football Insider recently revealed that the 30-year-old is in-demand as Sunderland are working on a deal to sign him.

Burton Albion are also keen on acquiring Murphy’s services as manager Nigel Clough confirmed that the club had made an inquiry about him.

McNamara explained that Murphy needs to get back to playing at the level he was before his injury in order to have a future at Ibrox, as ahead of his set-back, he was doing well.

When asked if Murphy’s potential loan exit is make or break for his Gers career, McNamara told Football Insider: “Yeah definitely.

“For himself as well, he needs to get back to the level he was at before his injury, as he was doing well.

“You know, he needs to get back to the form he was on.”

Murphy has only made two appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side this season and is yet to register an assist or score a goal as a result.

The Scottish winger only managed to feature eight times in his 2018/19 campaign, as an injury saw him stuck on the sidelines for the majority of the season.

Murphy has been at Ibrox since joining the Gers from Brighton in 2018 and is under contract to stay with the club until 2021.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that Steven Gerrard has intervened to stop a player leaving Ibrox for the Premier League.