Graeme Murty says one senior player asked to play for the Rangers development squad on Wednesday

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on January 24, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Rangers player in question has yet to appear for Steven Gerrard's Ibrox first-team this season.

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,...

Jamie Murphy asked to play for the Rangers development squad on Wednesday, according to Graeme Murty.

Murphy has yet to reappear for Rangers' first-team after suffering cruciate ligament damage at the start of last season.

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The 30-year-old was linked with a loan move away from Ibrox during this summer's transfer window, but no such opportunity materialised.

 

And rather than sitting around sulking as he continues to collect his wages, Murphy appears to be keen to keep playing no matter what the level.

Speaking to Rangers TV afterwards, coach Murty said: "We have (still got a very young side, despite the inclusions of senior players Murphy and Eros Grezda) and that’s great for us.

"Jamie actually asked to play, Jamie Murphy, so for him to want to come and play in this group I think shows that he trusts this group.

"He knows we’re going to give him the ball, he knows we can handle the ball and we can actually serve as a vehicle for him to get to where he wants to be."

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on January 24, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers found themselves two goals down with four minutes left to play against Hibernian, but fought back to level through Nathan Young-Coombes and Jamie Barjonas.

And Murty thought that despite leaving things late, his side were worthy of the result.

Murphy was replaced by Serge Atakayi after 45 minutes at Rangers' Hummel Training Centre.

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