Boyhood bluenose and ex-Rangers star Jamie Murphy has been snapped in Hibs’ new home kit for season 21/22 as the former Scotland international makes his loan move to Easter Road permanent.
A loan-to-buy deal was struck for Murphy, 31, last season which saw him travel down the M8 and spend the last campaign with Jack Ross’ side.
🚨 Hibernian 🤝 @JomaSport
We are delighted to present our 2021/22 home kit 👀
🟢 Bottle ➕ emerald green
🟢 A city map of Edinburgh
🟢 Thistle crest on the back
— Hibernian Football Club (@HibernianFC) June 10, 2021
The Joma kit includes a map of the city of Edinburgh on the front with the club’s “Thistle crest” located on the back.
Fighting his way back from a cruciate ligament injury that all but ended his Ibrox career, Murphy will now look to get settled in Leith and build on the club’s 3rd place finish last season.
Making a combined total of 25 appearances for Hibs last season, Murphy’s return of two goals and four assists will disappoint the forward.
However, given the fact the player suffered yet another injury last season, it’s a noble effort for someone who has spent the last two or so years aching to get back to full fitness.
Murphy was earmarked to be a decent part of Steven Gerrard’s plans at Ibrox in the Scouser’s first season at the club in 18/19, starting four of the club’s six Europa League qualifiers and the club’s first two Scottish Premiership games of the campaign.
Murphy even got the Gerrard era underway with a goal against Macedonian’s FK Shkupi.
However, his dream move to Ibrox turned into a bit of a nightmare as Murphy suffered a horror cruciate ligament injury on the infamous Rugby Park pitch in a September League Cup clash.
Since then the versatile forward played only two times for the Gers – both from the bench – and loan spells at Oxford United and Hibs have followed.
Now settled in Leith, Gers fans everywhere will be eager to see Murphy nail down a spot next season and show the Scottish Premiership and the UEFA Conference League what he’s capable of.
Read more about Murphy’s own views on joining the Hibees permanently as he gears up for another season at Easter Road.