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Jamie Murphy explains whether manager speculation has impact on Rangers players

Rangers winger Jamie Murphy has insisted the Gers squad are 100 per cent behind Graeme Murty and believes the Light Blues squad “owe” the manager performances like the second-half of the 2-2 draw with Motherwell on Saturday.

Murphy scored the equaliser as the Gers came from 2-0 down to finish the game 2-2 and Murphy revealed the debt he feels he owes the Ibrox boss for bringing him to the Light Blues and giving him game-time every week.

The 28-year-old has been a revelation for the Gers since moving north on loan from Brighton and doesn’t think the ongoing speculation over Murty’s future – and that of many of his squad – are affecting the Light Blues squad.

“We are all 100 per cent him. He has been great for me since I came in,” Murphy said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“He brought me here and has involved me every week. He has done a lot for me so it is up to us and we owe him performances like the second-half.

“I don’t think the speculation is getting to the players.

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“It is Rangers so people speculate all the time about transfers, who is coming here, so it is up to us to keep it out, which I think we have been doing well.”

Murphy has scored four times and contributed six assists in 12 appearances for the Gers after his switch from the Seagulls and is expected to make his move to his boyhood heroes permanent in the summer.

Football Insider verdict:

Despite the Gers recent poor results, Murphy has been one of the Gers best players since the winter break and has given Murty’s side some consistency on the left wing. While the players may be 100% behind Murty, their overall performances in the last three games haven’t been good enough and are likely not going to be enough to keep Murty in the job on a long-term basis. With six league games left – and a Scottish Cup semi-final – the Gers squad only have a small amount of time to keep Murty in a job.

In other Rangers news, an outspoken BBC pundit has slammed this Gers player after the draw with Motherwell, claiming he was “unbelievably bad”.

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