Jamie Murphy: This is what felt strange in Rangers draw v Motherwell
Rangers winger Jamie Murphy admitted it was a “strange feeling” being back at Fir Park after returning for the first time since leaving to join Sheffield United in 2013.
The 28-year-old scored the Gers’ equaliser in the 2-2 draw with the Steelmen as they dropped two points in the race for second-place in the Scottish Premiership.
The on-loan Brighton star revealed he almost went into the hosts’ dressing-room as the teams came in from the warm-up after spending so long at Fir Park as a Motherwell player.
“I enjoyed scoring and playing back here because obviously, I was here for a long time”, Murphy told RangersTV.
“It did feel a bit odd being back here, I almost walked into the home changing room when we came in from the warm-up.
“It was a bit of a strange feeling but I was delighted to get a goal.”
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Murphy has scored four times and contributed six assists in 12 appearances for the Ibrox giants and is expected to make his loan switch permanent in the summer.
Football Insider verdict:
Murphy had a decent enough afternoon on his return to Fir Park and took his goal fantastically well. The 28-year-old has arguably been the Gers’ best signing of the January transfer window as he continues to impress during his loan spell. Making Murphy’s deal permanent must be high on director of football Mark Allen’s to-do list as the Scotland international will almost certainly be a huge player for the Gers if they keep hold of him. Despite the result, Murphy is one of a few Gers players who can be happy with their performance against the Steelmen on Saturday.