Friday, 26 April 2019

Gerrard doubles back on early-season claim - attacker will be devastated

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard today admitted Jamie Murphy is done for the season after previously suggesting he would be likely to return for the split.

The winger has been out for the lion’s share of the campaign and it had been previously thought he would be featured lightly in the split fixtures, but Gerrard has confirmed Rangers fans will not see him till next season after revealing Murphy will only be returning to training and not match day squads.

It’s a bit of a shame for the winger, who already faces huge pressure to assert himself back in the first team next season following a glut of wingers coming in, as well as the wealth of those already at Steven Gerrard’s disposal, and we do wonder just where Murphy’s status will be next season with the potential of Candeias, Kent, Middleton, Grezda, Jones, Stewart (ish) and Hastie not to mention Scott Arfield’s current use out there.

It’s definitely disappointing for the former Brighton attacker, and he’d have looked forward all season to getting a couple of matches in at the end of the campaign, but now it’s evident that’s not to be and it will be pre-season at earliest before he’s wearing the shirt again.

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