Jamie Murphy could suddenly become important again at Rangers

Steven Gerrard, manager of Rangers on the side line during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers FC and Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers won't be bringing Ryan Kent back to Ibrox this summer.

Jamie Murphy of Rangers celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Rangers have been busy in the transfer market this summer, but they've been waiting for one more big arrival.

The Gers have brought in George Edmundson, Filip Helander, Joe Aribo, Steven Davies, Jake Hastie, Sheyi Ojo, Greg Stewart and Jordan Jones, bolstering Steven Gerrard's squad with some smart additions.

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Rangers have been waiting for one more signing, as Gerrard has been hanging on for Liverpool to decide the future of winger Ryan Kent.

 

The wide man starred on loan at Rangers last season, and the Gers have been unsurprisingly keen to bring him back to Ibrox for another year.

However, Gerrard has now told The Scottish Sun that any hopes of Kent returning are now over, with Liverpool unwilling to loan him out again and a permanent fee beyond Rangers.

It's unclear whether Rangers will look to another winger, but it may suddenly give Jamie Murphy a chance to shine down the left flank.

Jordan Jones has made a solid if unspectacular start to life with Rangers, and Murphy will now be his key competition with Kent not returning.

Ryan Kent of Liverpool during the pre-season friendly match between Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC at Notre Dame Stadium on July 19, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana.

The 29-year-old is just back from almost a year out, but before that, he showed his quality. Under Gerrard, Murphy hit one goal and three assists in just eight games, whilst his four goals and eight assists in 16 league outings under Graeme Murty showed his quality.

Murphy may now get the chance to show that ability again, as Rangers will likely have to keep the Scot, just weeks after The Scottish Sun linked him with a loan move to League One side Blackpool.

Murphy's numbers are hugely impressive, and with Kent no longer returning, he has an unexpected chance to make himself important – and nail down that left wing spot for his own once again.

Steven Gerrard, manager of Rangers on the side line during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers FC and Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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