Former Rangers star Jamie Murphy bagged a goal and an assist as Hibernian pulled off a dramatic comeback win over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

Murphy scored the first goal of the Steven Gerrard era at Ibrox but a serious knee injury sustained just weeks later sidelined him for the remainder of the season and he slipped down the pecking order as a result.

Jamie Murphy celebrates netting the first goal of the Steven Gerrard era against Shkupi in July 2012. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

He was still deemed surplus to requirements after an impressive loan spell at Burton Albion and in August 2020 he joined Hibs on loan with an obligation to buy, officially becoming a Hibee ahead of the current campaign.

The 32-year-old has been troubled by a number of injuries at Easter Road but he has made big contributions every now and then and the latest of those came on Saturday afternoon in Perth.

With seven minutes remaining in the 3pm kick-off, Hibs trailed 1-0 with a first-half Ryan Porteous own goal the difference between the sides.

Craig Bryson had been sent off for the hosts on the stroke of the interval, though, and eventually, the man advantage told for Hibs.

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The former Rangers star notched an assist and then scored the winning goal for Hibernian at St Johnstone. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

In the 83rd minute, Murphy kept his composure in a crowded penalty area to lay the ball off to Kevin Nisbet, who fired the Edinburgh club level.

Then, just three minutes later, Murphy scored the winner.

Substitute Scott Allan picked the former Ger out in the area and he slammed home a finish to end Hibs’ run of five consecutive defeats with a win.

Rangers are in action on Sunday against Livingston and here’s our Predicted XI for GvB’s first league match in charge.

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