Scottish Cup goal can be catalyst for Rangers 28-year-old to blitz rivals
Rangers attacker Jamie Murphy scored his first goal for his boyhood heroes following his move from Brighton in the 6-1 Scottish Cup demolition of Ayr United on Sunday.
The Light Blues winger scored the Gers’ sixth goal with a lovely finish past Ayr’s Jack Ruddy after a surging run from midfield and now the 28-year-old should go from strength to strength after breaking his duck.
Murphy has immediately become a key player for the Ibrox giants since arriving on loan at the beginning of January despite not yet being fully fit but continues to improve with every game and the goal against the Honest Men should be a big boost for the former Motherwell star.
It was clear to see how much the goal meant to the lifelong fan as he helped the Gers book a place in the quarter-finals.
With Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos shouldering much of the responsibility for scoring in recent months, the addition of quality attackers like Murphy and Jason Cummings in the January window gives manager Graeme Murty more options going forward and adds players who can hopefully find the net regularly.
In his first six games for the Gers the winger has scored once and created a further two goals and has added real quality down the left wing – both in attack and defence – and will be hoping to help the Light Blues lift their first major trophy since 2011.
Murphy will almost certainly be involved when the Gers return to action next weekend against Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership and will be hoping he can add more goals to his tally and help push the Gers closer to second-placed Aberdeen in the table.
In other Rangers news, Murty has delivered his verdict on Sunday’s win against Ayr.
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