Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern will be scratching their heads after this weekend’s round of football, having been beaten 1-0 by Kilmarnock at Ibrox on Saturday, however, news that one of their players wants to remain at the club beyond the end of the season may help ease the pain.
The Scottish Sun is reporting that Jamie Murphy is happy with his time at the club he has supported since being a young boy, that he wants to stay at the Light Blues once his loan deal from Brighton and Hove Albion finishes.
The winger has been impressive since being back north of the border and has seen his form be rewarded with a Scotland international call-up whilst Rangers are thought to be in talks about making his stay in Glasgow permanent. Indeed, the 28-year-old is confident a deal will be completed, however, he has admitted that he will not have fully completed his lifelong ambitions until he lifts a trophy with the Gers.
“I’m already a Rangers player in my mind. People knew how much I wanted this and, to be fair, the manager Chris Hughton was great down at Brighton”, he said.
”He knew I wanted to come.
“I dreamt of playing in Old Firm games. It’s why you play for Rangers, to be involved in games like that.
“I remember as a fan getting nervous watching these games. To play in it was much easier.
“I’ve been in the stands as a fan for a few Old Firm defeats and there’s nothing worse than that.
“The last thing we want is plaudits for a defeat. That’s not why we are here. We are here to win and to make a winning culture here.”
Murphy knows he will have his work cut out for him, especially following the back-to-back defeats the club have suffered, including one to Old Firm rivals Celtic.
Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern will be excited that Murphy wants to stay at the club once his loan deal from the Premier League side expires, and will be encouraged that talks between the two sides are already underway. He has featured for the club eight times and scored three goals in all competitions so far and supporters will be keen for him to continue those solid performances.
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