Rangers fans are debating the quality of loanee Jamie Murphy as he continues his fine form for Burton Albion.

The 30-year-old winger has been outstanding in front of goal since his move south of the border in January, and he netted a brace in a 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night, taking his tally to seven goals from ten appearances.

Murphy in action for Burton against Bolton Wanderers. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

It’s a remarkable return for a player who arrived with very little first-team football under his belt in recent times.

A knee injury sustained in August 2018 ruled him out for the remainder of the 2018/19 season, and he made just two substitute appearances for the Gers over the first half of this campaign, before joining the Brewers.

Yet, while results haven’t gone according to plan for Nigel Clough’s side of late, Murphy has been the shining light on the left side, prompting some fans to question why he was allowed to leave Ibrox.

The argument is that with his willingness to run at defenders and ability to finish with composure, he would offer much more than the likes of Brandon Barker and Sheyi Ojo.

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Jamie Murphy scored the first goal of Steven Gerrard’s Rangers reign against FC Shkupi. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

However, other’s believe there’s an element of the player’s reputation gaining a boost simply because he isn’t part of the current misfiring squad.

There’s a suggestion that he’s been so prolific because EFL League One is a lower standard than the Scottish Premiership, while others have suggested that far from being a mistake, the loan departure was necessary to guarantee the Scotland international regular playing time.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Bears on social media:

 

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