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Steven Gerrard confirms shock loan for Rangers' Jamie Murphy

Jamie Murphy of Rangers is congratulated by his team mates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6,...

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers will loan out the unlucky winger.

Jamie Murphy of Rangers is congratulated by his team mates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6,...

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has told The Scottish Sun that he's going to loan out Jamie Murphy.

The Gers winger has been out of action for the guts of a full year after suffering a cruciate ligament injury away at Kilmarnock 12 months ago.

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Murphy, a £1 million signing by Rangers [The Record], has been back in full training throughout pre-season but is yet to make an appearance in a competitive game.

Gerrard claimed that the 29-year-old could potentially be four months away from rediscovering his best level, claiming that a temporary stint away from Ibrox may be the best solution for all parties.

 

He told The Scottish Sun: "He’s doing everything he can to get back to the level he was before. It’s not going to happen overnight. I predict it could take four months. I think a loan is one thing on the agenda."

This is one departure that nobody saw coming, if it materialises.

Left-wing has gone from being one of Rangers' strongest positions to one of their weakest, even more so if Murphy leaves.

Gerrard has failed to re-sign Ryan Kent, and Glenn Middleton and Eros Grezda are set to leave.

As things stand, Murphy is one of the only left-sided attacking options at Auchenhowie and it'd be a major surprise if another wasn't signed in light of the former Brighton star likely leaving.

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,...

 

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