Rangers supporters have been pretty downbeat in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their team’s four-match winning run come to a shuddering halt courtesy of a 3-1 defeat at the hands of St Johnstone on Saturday.
Graeme Murty’s men went into their clash with the Saints off the back of successive victories over Aberdeen, Ross County, and Hibernian, but they weren’t able to replicate those level of performances against Tommy Wright’s side at Ibrox on Saturday. The Gers took the lead through Alfredo Morelos after just five minutes, but that was as good as it got for the home faithful as goals from Blair Alston, Denny Johnstone, and Graham Cummins secured an excellent win for the visitors, who in turn moved up to sixth place in the Scottish Premiership table.
For our resident Rangers fans though, there has been much disappointment and frustration, with several starting to look ahead towards to the January transfer window and thus what players their team could be bringing in ahead of the second half of the season.
And one man they have been linked with in recent months is Brighton’s Jamie Murphy, yet recent reports suggest that Seagulls chief Chris Hughton will block any approach from the Gers for the 28-year-old winger.
However, as a reported lifelong Rangers fan, the Premier League side may only be able to do so much to prevent Murphy from fulfilling what would surely be a dream of playing for the team he supports, and as such the Scottish giants must not give up hope in pursuit of the wing wizard.
The Scotsman has spent a decent chunk of his career north of the border, be it as a youth player at Clyde or a professional a Motherwell, the latter with whom he spent seven years between 2006 and 2013, playing 215 games and netting 50 goals.
However, things haven’t quite worked out at Brighton in recent times with just four Premier League appearances to show for the last six months, plunging his future at the club into doubt ahead of the January transfer window.
And although Brighton appear unwilling to let Murphy go, the lure of Ibrox and playing for his boyhood club may be enough to convince the 28-year-old of his future prospects, and as such force through a move to the Scottish giants.
Ultimately, if this transfer saga involved any other club except Rangers, that side would probably give up based on Hughton’s recent comments, but the Gers will always have a chance given Murphy’s support of the side, and likely desire to play for them.
As such, Murty’s side must stay in the race for the wing wizard over the coming weeks.
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