Rangers forward set for exit

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Jamie Murphy is set to end his Rangers exile by becoming the latest Scottish player at Ibrox to leave, with Dundee United linked but regarded as ‘unlikely’.

The winger, favoured by Gerrard in his first season before the terrible injury at Rugby Park, has found chances non-existent, with just two sub appearances at Ibrox since August 2018, and has no future at the club under the manager, despite his lively spell at Burton Albion last season.

In fairness, we did suggest in 2019 that Rangers had rather passed Murphy by, given just how long he’d been out, and Gerrard’s acquisition of Ryan Kent and many other options for left wing gave Murphy no real pathway back in. So his falling to the bottom of the pile was inevitable.

But that excellent spell in League One for Albion gave his Rangers career a bit of a spark, with the notion he had plenty left to offer after all.

But Gerrard thinks otherwise, and he’ll certainly leave now for first team football with the promoted Arabs a potential destination.

It’s intriguing that Rangers are willingly strengthening clubs we’re supposed to dislike, with McCrorie to Aberdeen and now Murphy possibly to United, but then you could argue it is trimming the dead wood.

Whether all fans agree Murphy and McCrorie are in that category is another matter.

But the former will leave, whether to Tannadice or not.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I have read both of the recent articles about Lewis Ferguson/McCrorie and now Murphy. I am not surprised that if true, we are trying to get Lewis . He would shine at Ibrox I’m sure . I very much doubt it will happen unless we pay some money probably well over the top given the SS financial state. I would have preferred young McCrorie to go south , not strengthening our opponents.
    Murphy is a different story it was a pity he suffered the injury when he did as he was starting to have an impact, he is however coming to the near the end of his career . I doubt Dundee Utd will have the money for his wages however and I think he too will head south.

  2. Whether Jamie Murphy is still able to perform at European level remains to be seen , but pre injury he was one of our most composed players imo and I can’t see why he couldn’t be the kind of player to either unlock a defence or be the man in the right position for a cool finish
    For all of last season we constantly flapped in front of goal
    For me he was 1 of the few who knew what he was going to do with the ball ?

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