Rangers winger Jamie Murphy has joined English League One side Burton Albion on loan for the rest of the season. 

The Gers confirmed the news via their official Twitter account on Monday afternoon. 

Murphy has made just two substitute appearances for the Ibrox club this term, totalling 53 minutes in all, as per Transfermarkt.

The wide man had been linked with a move away from Glasgow for some time, with Burton manager Nigel Clough admitting towards the end of last week his team were interested in the player, as per the Derby Telegraph.

Initially, the English boss cast doubt over the deal, suggesting that finances could be an issue, but evidently that uncertainty has been ironed out.

Is this a good move for Murphy? 

Absolutely, yes.

At 30, he can’t be wasting time twiddling his thumbs in the reserves, and he needs to be out their getting regular first team football.

Going to a club like Burton, who are still very much in the hunt for promotion this season, will give him something to play for at a very competitive level, and hopefully it will also allow him to show Steven Gerrard what he is capable of so that he can make an effective return to Ibrox in the summer.

As Jackie McNamara recently argued in an interview with a Football Insider, these next few months could be make or break for Murphy’s career in Glasgow, but at the very least, you would have to say that he has probably gone to the best place for him at this stage in his career.

Fingers crossed he can make an impact.

In other news, Report – English club plot bid for Rangers talent, former boss wants reunion.


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