Jamie Murphy can be like a new signing when he returns to Ibrox next season. Indeed, the exciting winger will love the opportunity to play under Steven Gerrard, having told The National of his obvious excitement upon the former England captain’s appointment almost a year ago now.
The knee injury that kept him out of all but two games of Scottish Premiership this season prevented Gers fans from seeing what he’s really capable of when he’s settled at a club for a long period of time but things will get much for the former Brighton man, valued at a fairly impressive £1.13m by Transfermarkt.
They simply have to.
He was impressive on loan there between January and May last season, scoring six goals and assisting 11, but he was expected to push on and really become a key man when Gerrard arrived in summer. He’s not had that chance, but next year he’ll prove what the Gers missed this term.
The 29-year-old is now in his prime and will be raring to go out and prove why his move was made permanent last summer. He could even be the perfect man to replace Ryan Kent if he doesn’t return from Liverpool.
He’s already shown he has the ability to perform under the pressure of playing for Rangers, but now he has the chance to prove it wasn’t just a one-off half season and that he’s got the ability to nail down a spot across a whole campaign.
Gers fans should obviously be excited about new signings, but they should look forward to seeing Jamie Murphy back even more. He’ll get Ibrox on its feet once again and relish working under Steven Gerrard for longer than the two games he’s played this season.
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