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Rangers legend Stuart McCall thinks there is “more to come” from Jamie Murphy at Ibrox after the winger completed a permanent switch to the Light Blues following his loan spell with the Gers.

The former Brighton ace signed a three-year deal after spending the second-half of the season on loan at Ibrox, scoring five times in 19 appearances.

McCall thinks Murphy was one of the Gers “brighter lights” during a disappointing season and thinks he will be “raring to go” after getting a pre-season under his belt.

“In a slightly disappointing campaign Jamie proved one of the brighter lights for Rangers. He showed his ability on numerous occasions – and there’s still more to come,” McCall said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“The first few months at any new club are always difficult for a player, even if Jamie grew up supporting Rangers the size and scale of the place still takes some getting used to.

“However, he settled in well enough and with a decent pre-season under his belt he’ll be raring to go next time around.”

Football Insider verdict:

Murphy was impressive in spells after arriving on loan from Brighton in January but disappeared too often in big games when the Gers were counting on him to be an influential figure. With better players around him next season, Murphy should hopefully build on his first five months with the Ibrox giants and impress next term. Murphy popped up with a number of important goals and assists and looked to be building an impressive relationship with Declan John down the left flank before the Welshman was sidelined with injury. With a good pre-season under his belt, Murphy will be vital for the Gers in the Europa League when their campaign gets underway in the middle of July before setting their sights on dethroning Celtic as champions and stopping their recent dominance of Scottish football before they can secure an eighth consecutive title.

In other Rangers transfer news, the club are in hot pursuit of a 6’4″ colossus who could be signing of the season.

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