Rangers manager Graeme Murty believes the signing of Jamie Murphy “speaks volumes” about what the Gers are trying to do over the next six months.
Murphy signed a season-long loan with his boyhood heroes over the weekend from Premier League side Brighton with an agreement to make it permanent in the summer.
Murty has until the end of the campaign to earn the manager’s job on a long-term basis after replacing Pedro Caixinha in October and has brought Murphy and QPR midfielder Sean Goss in to his squad so far this month.
The Gers boss believes Murphy has bought in to the “vision” he has for where the Ibrox giants should be come the end of the season.
“I think it speaks volumes about what we are going to do,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“He understands the journey that we are on currently and I think it’s exciting for him to get on almost at the start and understand the length we have to go but the vision that we have for it.
“That’s my job this week, to impart that vision, to say ‘right, this is where we want to be by the end of this year’.
“At the end of this season what do we want to achieve? That’s one of the key messages I’m going to try and hammer in this week.
“I’ve got a clear vision in my mind what we want to achieve this season, it’s my job to impart that and hopefully the rest of the squad are as excited as Jamie about achieving that.”
The 28-year-old winger is due to meet up with his new team-mates at their American training camp ahead of games against Brazilian sides Corinthians and Atletico Mineiro in the Florida Cup.
Murphy is likely to make his competitive debut for the Gers when they face Highland League minnows Fraserburgh in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on January 21st.
Murphy’s last game in Scottish football was in January 2013 when his Motherwell side lost to Celtic before the winger completed a move to Sheffield United.
In other Rangers news, the Gers have tabled a six-figure bid for this international attacker.
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