Rangers loanee Jamie Murphy is confident he can score consistently for Hibs if he can get a consistent run of games under his belt – and believes his recent impressive form is down to being back playing regularly.
Murphy has found games hard to come by in the last two years after a serious injury hampered his time at Ibrox before a brief loan spell in England with Burton Albion saw him hit the net on a regular basis.
Murph scored the only goal of the game on Saturday as Hibs squeezed past Dundee in the League Cup, and Murphy thanked Hibees boss Jack Ross for the chance to revive his career.
“What’s been the difference for me lately? Just playing games,” Murphy said, as quoted by the Glasgow Times. ‘I’ve been wanting a regular run of games for a while now because I know I can score goals and be involved in goals – if I get that run.
“I’m just really thankful that the manager has brought me here and given this opportunity. He plays in an attacking style and we’ve got some really good players here, Martin Boyle on the right, the two boys up front – and good creativity in midfield.
“So you always feel like there’s an opportunity coming. I’m encouraged to get forward which is probably where I’m best. But you always try to do your bit for the team. And I thought the back four were brilliant against a Dundee side who made it difficult for us.”
Murphy has been vital for Hibs recently, scoring and notching an assist in a 2-2 draw with Celtic last weekend before coming up netting again on Saturday.
The former Scotland international was played in behind the Dundee defence by Kevin Nisbet in the 44th minute and he sped clear before stroking a clinical left-footed finish beyond Jack Hamilton and into the bottom right corner.
His move to Easter Road will become permanent in the summer after struggling to force his way back into Steven Gerrard’s plans at Rangers but the winger would still have an effect on the outcome of the title from the capital.