Former Rangers player Jamie Murphy could return to Ibrox on Sunday for the first time since leaving the club when Hibernian take on the Gers in the Premiership.
Murphy spent last season on loan at Easter Road before officially moving there on a permanent deal in the summer.
He made eight appearances in all competitions at the beginning of this season, scoring once and notching an assist, but hasn’t featured since the end of August due to injury.
However, the ex-Scotland international is now back in training and could well make a comeback against his former club at the weekend.
“Jamie has trained this week, we’ll see how he is towards Sunday, it might be too early for him,” said Hibs boss Jack Ross [Daily Record]. “But he’s trained really well, we’ll now see how he is physically and see how he responds to the load, which has been quite big, and we’ll go from there.”
“I’m delighted to see him back on the training pitch. He has looked in exactly the same place he was on the pitch when he suffered the injury, he was playing well.
“He has looked sharp and bright this week.”
Ex-Rangers winger could make Ibrox return with Hibernian
Hibs are still unbeaten seven games into their Premiership campaign and are just a solitary point behind the Gers in the table, so they may fancy their chances of picking up a result at Ibrox.
If Murphy is available for selection, it’d a big boost for Ross, given his quality and experience.
The 32-year-old may feel he has a point to prove due to the lack of opportunities he was offered by Steven Gerrard following his 2018/19 injury hell and James Tavernier will likely be the man tasked with keeping him quiet.
In other news, a Rangers star who’s eligible for three countries has made a decision and received a maiden international call-up.