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Huge boost emerges for Rangers ahead of this weekend’s Old Firm clash

Rangers supporters have been making a lot of noise in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their side ease into the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup courtesy of a 4-1 thumping of third tier side Falkirk at Ibrox on Sunday.

Graeme Murty’s men had got past Fraserburgh and Ayr United to reach the last eight, with the Gers going in search of a 34th Scottish Cup crown, but first since 2009. And the Light Blues took another step towards the Hampden Park showpiece as a hat-trick from striker Jason Cummings inspired the Scottish giants to success on Sunday, with Aaron Muirhead’s equaliser after just 20 minutes only serving to spur Murty’s side on even more, with the Falkirk defender also netting an own goal later in proceedings on an eventful day for the 27-year-old.

Consequently, there have been many thrilled Rangers fans in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be further intrigued and indeed encouraged by a recent report from The Scottish Sun, which suggests that winger Jamie Murphy is set to be fit for this weekend’s Old Firm clash at Ibrox.

The 28-year-old, who made the move north of the border on loan from Brighton back in January, limped off in the Light Blues’ 4-1 success over St Johnstone a week ago with a foot injury, and subsequently missed their Scottish Cup win over Falkirk last weekend.

And there were concerns that the Scot had broken his toe and thus would face a race to be fit for the visit of Brendan Rodgers’ Bhoys on Sunday, yet recent reports suggest that he will likely be fit to face the Scottish Premiership leaders.

And given how influential Murphy has been since his arrival during the winter, in which he has bagged three goals and laid on six assists in nine appearances, this is sure to come as a huge boost to manager Murty and indeed the club’s supporters ahead of Sunday’s vital Old Firm clash.

Landlord’s verdict: Jamie Murphy has made a huge impression since making the move to Rangers from Brighton in January, but the 28-year-old did miss Sunday’s Scottish Cup win over Falkirk due to a foot injury.

And there were concerns that he would miss this weekend’s crunch Old Firm clash at Ibrox with the problem, only for recent reports to suggest that the Scot is likely to be fit for the visit of Brendan Rodgers’ men.

And given the winger has scored three goals and laid on six assists in just nine appearances for the Gers, this news is sure to come as a big boost to manager Murty, whose side will look to cut the gap on the Bhoys to just three points with victory on Sunday.

Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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