Jamie Murphy has his sights set on the Hibs starting XI against Celtic next week after the Rangers loanee’s return from injury.

The 31-year-old has watched six games from the side line in recent weeks but returned to action at the weekend against Livingston. He will be hoping for much better against Celtic after a 3-0 defeat to the Lions.

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Murphy is back in action. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Murphy says they are going to Celtic to try and win the game: “We want to be looking up the way instead of down the way. Sometimes you want the games straight away but I think the boys have been doing great with games Saturday, Wednesday-Saturday-Wednesday every week.

“But this week gives us three or four days of not having to think about a game. We can take our mind off it and when we come back in we can get ready to go again. I think there is more than enough in the dressing room to police it and tell everyone what we are doing wrong and what we need to do right.


“There are boys who have been here for years who can explain how it’s been in the past. We want to make sure we go on and have a successful season and make sure this isn’t the start of us going down the way.

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Looking up. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“The away record has been alright this year though, so we will go to Parkhead to try to win the game.”

His hamstring injury has been a ‘frustrating’ one but Murphy is happy to be on the mend: “It is always disappointing to get an injury, even if it’s not the same one as you had before or that has happened before.

“It was a frustrating time but the physio has been great, as have the rest of the staff. I have a full week of training to try to get myself back up to speed with the rest of the boys and then we can go from there.

Hibernian v Livingston - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Putting injury behind him. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I just want to play and I want the team to do well, and if I can contribute any way I can.”

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