Rangers winger Jamie Murphy has made a blistering start to his loan spell with Burton Albion with two goals in three games for Nigel Clough’s side – and Brewers talisman Scott Fraser has hailed the “incredible” impact the 30-year-old has had.
Murphy has struggled to force his way back into the fold at Ibrox after a serious knee injury and joined the League One side on loan last month.
Fraser has been blown away by how “professional” Murphy has been as the former Dundee United star raved about how good he has been.
“Jamie has been great,” said Fraser, as quoted by the Sunday Post.
“He obviously knows the gaffer, Nigel Clough, having worked with him at Sheffield Wednesday, so there was a relationship there already.
“I knew Jamie was a good player, but I’ve actually been surprised by how sharp he is, right from the off.
“He came in and was brilliant in training, and he’s scored and created goals in games, too.
“For a guy who has been out injured for so long, he’s been incredible, which is testament to how good he is and how professional he is.”
After 18 months on the sidelines, Murphy will be hoping to catch the eye and force his way back into Steven Gerrard’s plans at Ibrox.
The former Scotland star was a key player before his injury but has barely had a chance to play under Gerrard thanks to the injury suffered at Kilmarnock’s Rugby Park.
With a year left on his Ibrox deal, Murphy could well win a reprieve but he’s going to have to really impress at Burton before returning to Rangers in the summer for pre-season.