Former Rangers manager Stuart McCall has raves about Jamie Murphy and believes that the attacker has returned to Scotland a far better player than when he left.
McCall managed Murphy at Motherwell when the player joined Sheffield United in 2014.
Murphy made his name with the Blades, helping them to win promotion to the Championship which won him a move to Brighton.
He has struggled to hold down place in the Brighton first-team, so Murphy has moved to Rangers in a loan deal until the end of the season, which will become permanent in the summer.
McCall thinks that the 28-year-old has now moved to a bigger club with the Gers in a comparison between them and Premier League side Brighton.
“Rangers are getting a top player” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“He’s managed his career brilliantly. He left Motherwell for a bigger club with huge crowds in Sheffield United.
“He did well there and moved to a bigger club in Brighton. Now he’s gone to a bigger club again.”
Murphy made his Light Blues debut playing 45 minutes in Thursday’s Florida Cup match against Atletico Minerio.
The game was won 1-0 thanks to a Josh Windass goal, but of more interest to Rangers fans was fellow January signing Sean Goss making his debut and Andy Halliday and Michael O’Hallloran making their return after spending the first-half of the season out on loan.
The Gers have one more match in Florida – against Corinthians on Saturday, before their winter break ends and they return to domestic action with a Scottish Cup tie against Fraserburgh.
In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty has admitted that he wasn’t impressed with the win over Mineiro