Former Rangers winger Jamie Murphy has opened up on time at injury-hit spell at Ibrox and admits he had to move on to get back playing regularly.
Murphy’s spell with his boyhood heroes was derailed by a serious injury in one of the first games after he joined the club permanently – coming shortly after Steven Gerrard had taken the reins as manager.
After fighting back to fitness but struggling to force his way into the first-team picture, Murphy confessed it was hard to make the decision to seek opportunities elsewhere.
“It was difficult, there is no two ways about it,” Murphy said [PLZ Soccer]
“You dream of playing for that club. You want to stay and you want to win trophies, but circumstances just dictate what happens.
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“I’ve always been about playing football. I’ve never went anywhere where I thought i wasn’t going to play.
“When I was at Brighton when I thought I wasn’t going to play, I moved.
“At Rangers when it got to the point after my injury that I knew I wasn’t going to play, I was like, we should find someone and get playing, and get back to enjoying it again.”
Loan spells at Burton Albion and Hibs would see Murphy head out for regular football before making his move to Easter Road permanent last summer.
However, more niggly injuries disrupted his time in the capital and Murphy has since moved on again, signing on loan for Mansfield in the January transfer window.