It’s been a tough couple of seasons for Jamie Murphy following a horrific knee injury on Rangers duty – but he’s feeling good ahead of a fresh beginning at Hibs.
The attacker joined Jack Ross’ side on an initial loan deal from Rangers last month, with the experienced forward to sign a permanent deal next summer. It’s a boost for Ross’ forward line.
It hasn’t been easy for Murphy since his return to Scottish football with Rangers. Whilst he did start well following his Ibrox move in 2018, he picked up a horror knee injury against Kilmarnock in August 2018.
It ruled him out for the rest of the campaign and he didn’t get a consistent run of games at Rangers following this. A brief spell at Burton Albion helped him regain confidence last campaign, scoring seven goals in 10 games.
Having now been at Hibs for a couple of weeks following a debut against Aberdeen before the international break, Murphy says he’s looking forward to contributing for Ross’ team.
“It’s been good to get to know the boys, see how they play,” said Murphy. “Interest came from Hibs and they spoke to Rangers. Whatever happened between them happened. I was delighted to come across the M8.
“These things happen in football. Hibs came in for me and I had the opportunity to come here. I intend to repay them as best as I can.
“I’ve always been confident (he could get back to the levels he was at before his injury). It was always going to take time but I put enough hard work in to make that happen.
“The sky’s the limit. They have been in good form since the start of the season so I’m here to help in anyway I can to keep that going.”