Kevin Phillips has claimed that Rangers made the right decision to let Jamie Murphy leave the club on loan in January.
The 30-year-old winger left Ibrox last month to join Burton Albion until the end of the season, and has hit a rich vein of form south of the border.
Murphy has registered four goals and an assist in six League One appearances for the Brewers, but ex-England intentional Phillips does not believe that the Gers should regret sending him out on loan.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It is a tough one. How many times do we see that when you let a player go?
“For the benefit of the player and Rangers in the long-run, go and play, play well and make a name for yourself and when you come back at the start of next season you are ready to fit straight into that team.
“It has happened so many times.
“Credit to the kid because you leave a huge club like Rangers and everyone expects you to perform and when they do you love to see it. It was the right decision all round.”
Did Rangers make the right decision?
It’s very easy to sit back and criticise the decision to let Murphy go now that we have the benefit of hindsight.
The wide man admittedly had been given hew chances to prove himself for the Gers this season, but honestly, who could have foreseen this wonderful upturn in form for him?
Since making the move to England, Murphy has been in scintillating form, completing 6.69 successful dribbles and registering a pass completion rate just shy of 80%, as per Wyscout.
He could only find that form by going out and playing regular football though, and he would never have been afforded that chance without a loan move in January.
The best hope now is that he can come back to Rangers in the summer and keep his run going.
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