Boyhood Rangers fan Jamie Murphy was given his first taste of action for the Gers in their 1-0 win over Atletico Mineiro in the Florida Cup – and fans were delighted with the former Brighton winger’s impact.
Murphy was named in the starting XI alongside fellow new boy Sean Goss as manager Graeme Murty named a team for each half and made the most of his squad.
Rangers have struggled to fill the left wing position since the sale of Barrie McKay over the summer although fans think Murphy is the man to finally provide Rangers a real attacking threat from the left.
Despite having not played regularly this season, Rangers fans were impressed with Murphy’s performance – with one fan saying he was the “only good player in the first-half.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Jamie Murphy was the only good player in the first half
— M (@Muzco1872) January 12, 2018
— Craig Galloway (@ce2galloway) January 12, 2018
Jamie Murphy also looking lively for not playing in a while!
— Stu (@boag22) January 12, 2018
Jamie Murphy has looked good so far.
We desperately need another striker, Morelos was already halfway through Helsinki's season when he signed; he'll be needing a rest soon
— Kyran W (@kyrano14) January 12, 2018
Liking the look of Jamie Murphy
— Swigalot (@swigalot) January 12, 2018
Jamie Murphy’s directness and work rate is something I’m enjoying so far. ????????
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) January 12, 2018
Jamie Murphy looking sharp so far ????
— RangersFCUpdates (@rangersfcupdate) January 12, 2018
Murphy joined the Gers on a season-long loan deal ith a permanent move agreed and set to be completed when the summer transfer window opens.
The Gers face Corinthians on Saturday in their final Florida Cup game before returning to domestic action on January 21st.
Murty’s side face Highland League minnows Fraserburgh in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup before welcoming Aberdeen to Ibrox three days later.
In other Rangers transfer news, the club are working on beating Celtic to the signing of a 22-year-old goal machine ripping up the league.