Rangers star pays tribute to fans after major breakthrough moment
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Jamie Murphy thanks Rangers fans after long-awaited Ibrox return

There are a lot of positives to take from Rangers latest pre-season fixture.
The Gers totally outplayed Marseille at Ibrox on Sunday, emerging 4-0 victors. On an individual level, there were some notable boosts too.
Daniel Candeias delivered the perfect response to his Europa League squad omission, while Rangers fans purred over the skills over new signing, Jordan Jones. 

Candeias notched a brace against the Ligue 1 heavyweights. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Yet, perhaps the best individual moment of the game came for Jamie Murphy.
He received a fantastic ovation from the 25,000-strong crowd when he replaced Jones in the 65th minute.

The 29-year-old winger went through injury hell last season. Therefore, Sunday was the first time he had turned out at Ibrox since 12 August, just over 11 months ago.

Injury ruined Murphy’s first full season at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s a major breakthrough for a player desperate not to let the knee ligament damage sustained at Rugby Park last season, impact his career any longer.
After the game, he tweeted a thank you message to all those fans who supported him throughout his layoff.

Murphy won’t feature against St Joseph’s on Friday evening, as he has not been included in Rangers’ initial Europa League squad.
However, he is likely to be involved when Blackburn travel to Ibrox for another friendly at the weekend. If he gets a start there and comes through unscathed, he will finally be able to say his comeback is complete.

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