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Rangers reported 28-year-old boost is major news ahead of clash v Celtic

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The news that Rangers attacker Jamie Murphy is set to return from injury in time for the Old Firm derby is a massive boost for the Ibrox club.

The Scottish Sun are reporting that the 28-year-old is set to recover from the toe injury he suffered in the recent 4-1 win over St Johnstone to take his place in the starting line-up for the top of the table clash.

The 28-year-old is set for a key role in the game, as he will be one of the men tasked with getting the victory which propels the Gers back into title contention.

With Celtic’s natural right-back Mikael Lustig suspended, it looks likely that Murphy will either Marvin Compper or Jozo Simunovic on Sunday, and whoever wins the battle may well determine the outcome of the victory.

If Murphy, in conjunction with left-back Declan John, is able to control that area of the game, it could be a big factor in winning the match.

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Murphy has been in good form for the Light Blues since arriving on-loan from Brighton in the January transfer window, he has three goals and five assists in his nine games so far for the Ibrox club.

A lot was expected of the player when he joined up with Graeme Murty’s side, and that won’t be any different on Sunday.

In other Rangers news, Charlie Adam has revealed he would like to return to Ibrox one day

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