Fringe Rangers star could follow in ex-teammate's footsteps to fill £2.5m Prem rival void
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Fringe Rangers star can salvage career by filling £2.5m Premiership void

Fringe Rangers player Brandon Barker can resurrect his career if he follows former teammate Jamie Murphy and moves to Hibs to fill the void left by Martin Boyle’s departure.

Boyle left the Edinburgh club to join Al-Faisaly, who play in Saudi Arabia, in what is a life-changing move for the Australian. Hibs were shrewd and included a buy-back clause in the deal.

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With this news, Hibs may be actively looking to seek a replacement for the player and Brandon Barker could be a more than adequate signing for the club.

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Brandon Barker could join Jamie Murphy and salvage his career

Barker featured for Rangers against Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup tie on Friday evening, but this was his first appearance of the season and with his contract expiring at the end of the campaign, it’s highly unlikely he will be offered a new deal.

The Englishman could do no worse than follow Murphy’s approach and move to the capital side. the former Ibrox winger suffered a series of injuries at Rangers and didn’t live up to his full potential, but a move to Hibs has offered him more playing time.

The need for Giovanni van Bronckhorst to move some fringe players on is key for the club to free up some of the wage budget. Players such as Barker who aren’t contributing are best off somewhere where they can get regular game time.

The 25-year-old spent a season on loan at Hibs back during the 2017/2018 season. Much was made when Gerrard signed him in 2019 but it just didn’t work out for him at Rangers.

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The winger could find a new lease of life at Hibs, and at this stage in his career, that’s exactly what is required.

Meanwhile, Rangers face a crucial seven-day spell as the manager is looking to sign a right-winger to bolster the squad.

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