Jamie Murphy says Hibs want to achieve more than a Scottish Cup semi-final this season as the Rangers loanee looks ahead to a trip to Pittodrie.

Jack Ross’ side were left bitterly disappointed last weekend as they lost the Edinburgh derby 2-1 to Hearts at Hampden. The Rangers loanee was a 61st minute substitute as Hibs’ Edinburgh rivals progressed to the Scottish Cup final.

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The Rangers loanee played as his new side lost in bitter circumstances. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

After taking that disappointment ahead of a return to Premiership football against Aberdeen this evening, Murphy says that Hibs will use their semi-final appearance as motivation to reach new heights.

“Obviously a defeat like that will take a few days to sink in and you look back on it,” said Murphy. “But we have got that out the road and we will be ready for the game.

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“It’s a good thing that the games are coming around fast. It’s two good teams going against each other with two good managers who both know the game. As a neutral it will be a good game to watch.

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Made his debut against the Dons. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

“You don’t want the Scottish Cup semi-final to be the highest you get this season. You want to go on from here and keeping winning games in the league with another two cup competitions to come.”

Murphy has featured six times for Hibs since arriving from Rangers on loan. He made his Hibees debut against the Dons earlier in the season after a whirlwind couple of days took him from Rangers to Easter Road.

Now the experienced attacker wants a regular run in the side: “It’s been a bit stop-start since I came in with being allowed to play games, international breaks and another one coming up.

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The summer signing from Rangers wants a run in the team. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I just want to play a part in the team and as long as we are winning, that’s part of why I am here. I made my debut against Aberdeen, signed on the Friday and played on the Sunday.

“I’ll definitely be more prepared this time around! We had the whole coronavirus thing the day before so I never met any of them beforehand. I feel I’ve played well and contributed to the team.”

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