As Rangers toil in the Scottish Premiership, one of the club’s players seem to be having a resurgence down south.
Jamie Murphy’s latest strike for Burton Albion in their 2-2 draw with Oxford means the former Brighton winger has now got three goals in five games for the League One side since joining in January.
Coming back from a prolonged injury lay-off it was imperative for the 30-year-old winger to go out and game time, but is his form down south proof he can still cut it at Ibrox?
🔥 His 9️⃣0️⃣th goal in his 4️⃣5️⃣0️⃣th club appearance.
— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) February 12, 2020
Granted, League One is by-and-large a lower level than the Scottish Premiership, but Murphy’s resurgence will be with having one eye on a return to Rangers.
And why not? A boyhood Rangers fan, the injury Murphy sustained at Kilmarnock in August 2018 has stood in the way of him achieving what he called a childhood dream.
The kind of grit and determination that has seen Murphy return to action in such goalscoring form after a long 18 months out is also something which is missing from the team at Ibrox.
Rangers have looked lacklustre, disinterested and miles off the pace ever since they returned from the winter break and following the 2-1 defeat to Kilmarnock are now 10 points off top spot.
If Murphy keeps up his goalscoring form down south then there is no reason why he shouldn’t be given another chance at Rangers.
Because whilst Rangers might be missing goals at the top end of the pitch, we’re also missing the hunger, heart and desire which Murphy’s resurgence proves he has in spades.