Hibernian’s Jamie Murphy is a player who has experience of playing in both Scotland and England. After starting his career with Motherwell, he had successful spells at Sheffield United and Brighton.

Now the Rangers loanee is firmly back in Scotland, and is trying to help Jack Ross’ side have a good season before returning to Ibrox at the end of the season.

Played on both sides of the border

As Murphy has played on both sides of the border, he is more than capable of detailing the differences that are in the English and Scottish games.

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Jamie Murphy in action for Hibernian (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The main difference that Murphy has found is the pace that the game is played at. He also feels that there is more physicality in the game in England.


“It’s a bit faster up here. Down south, in League One everyone is physical. There’s quality but there’s maybe not as much of it around. Everyone is a good player in the Championship, and they’re physical. In the Premier League, the physicality drops a little, but they’re all top players” he said.

“I enjoy that side”

“It’s a bit slower, and you get more time on the ball. The Championship is more like we’re used to in Scotland. We’re also obviously consumed by football here, and I enjoy that side of it” Murphy concluded.

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Jamie Murphy celebrates scoring for Hibernian (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Murphy has had to deal with some injury issues recently. But he returned as a substitute in the recent defeat to Livingston.

The player will be hoping to return to the starting line-up when Hibernian are back in action on Monday, when they face a trip to Celtic Park.

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