Jamie Murphy: Rangers ahead dominated out for remainder of season
Rangers ahead Jamie Murphy has been dominated out for the remainder of the season after damaging knee ligaments.
The Scotland worldwide, 28, ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday’s 3-1 League Cup win at Kilmarnock, prompting Steven Gerrard to criticise the use of artificial turf.
The Rangers boss mentioned the membership will give Murphy “all of the help he wants”.
“Jamie has been glorious for me since day one. We are attempting to assist him in each approach we are able to,” mentioned Gerrard.
“He is a big participant for us. I am bitterly disenchanted over it. He is coming to phrases with it now however at the start he was upset, as you’ll be able to perceive.”
Rangers have already moved to bolster their ahead choices, having been given permission by Hearts to talk to Kyle Lafferty, who’s poised to return for a second spell at Ibrox.
Gerrard additionally reiterated that he hopes to signal one other defender earlier than the 31 August switch deadline to offer cowl for first-choice centre-back pairing Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic.
Rangers signed Murphy on a everlasting deal from Brighton this summer time after a profitable mortgage spell final season which introduced 5 objectives in 19 video games.
He scored in Gerrard’s first aggressive recreation in cost at Ibrox – a 2-Zero Europa League qualifying win over Shkupi – and had began seven of their 9 video games this time period.