Jamie Murphy has found luck hard to come by since an ACL injury during his Rangers days – but the Hibs man says getting consistent minutes is helping him hit top form.
The Rangers loanee has been brilliant for Jack Ross lately and hit the net again on Saturday, scoring the winner in a 1-0 triumph over Dundee.
It’s sent the Hibees into a League Cup last eight tie with Alloa later this month. Murphy says winning the cup will be Hibs’ aim as the Rangers loanee opens up on his own good form, which has had him earn three goal contributions in three matches.
“What’s been the difference for me lately? Just playing games,” he said. “I’ve been wanting a regular run of games for a while now because I know I can score goals and be involved in goals – if I get that run.
“I’m just really thankful that the manager has brought me here and given this opportunity. He plays in an attacking style and we’ve got some really good players here, Martin Boyle on the right, the two boys up front – and good creativity in midfield.
“So you always feel like there’s an opportunity coming. I’m encouraged to get forward which is probably where I’m best. But you always try to do your bit for the team. And I thought the back four were brilliant against a Dundee side who made it difficult for us.
”I’ve been to a Scottish Cup final, a couple of League Cup semi-finals. It would be a great thing to add for me. You want to win cups and medals. Every year, when the season starts, if you’re not trying to win the cups, then what’s the point of being in the competitions?
“It’s obviously in our sights. And the good thing about the League Cup is that, after the group stages, you only need to win two games and you’re back at Hampden. That’s obviously a big thing. So the aim is to win in the next round, get back to Hampden.”