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Jamie Murphy's move to Glasgow Rangers should be hugely encouraging for Graeme Murty

Jamie Murphy of Sheffield United is tackled by Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton during the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final match between Sheffield United and Southampton at Bramall Lane on...

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers beat off competition to sign Jamie Murphy.

Jamie Murphy of Brighton challenges Dean Lewington of MK Dons during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Milton Keynes Dons at Amex Stadium on January...

Glasgow Rangers beating Bristol City to the signing of Jamie Murphy, should prove highly encouraging to supporters of the Ibrox side for the rest of the transfer window.

Bristol City had wanted to sign Murphy from Brighton & Hove Albion, according to the Scottish Sun, but they could not beat Rangers to his signature.

Jamie Murphy of Brighton in action during the pre-season friendly match between Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Carrow Road on July 29, 2017 in Norwich, England.

And that is all the proof needed that the Ibrox side still possess a huge amount of pulling power.

Rangers may not have won silverware for some time, but the history and stature of the club was enough to convince Murphy to turn down Bristol City.

There are few teams outside of the Premier League which would have been as appealing as the Robins right now.

Jamie Murphy of Sheffield United is tackled by Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton during the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final match between Sheffield United and Southampton at Bramall Lane on...

Bristol City look like a team with a huge amount of upwards momentum, and they still have a chance to be playing Premier League football next year.

However, the lure of Rangers was too strong for Murphy, and that should be of great encouragement to Graeme Murty for the rest of the transfer window.

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