Rangers loanee Jamie Murphy is targeting next week’s clash with Celtic to make his return from injury for Hibs – and admits it has been frustrating being stuck on the sidelines again.

Murphy had hit a good run of form before his latest injury, scoring against Celtic in the league and Dundee in the League Cup, as his partnership with Kevin Nisbet started to click.

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Murphy has been sidelined recently after another injury (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The former Scotland international praised the Hibs medical team and is hopeful he’ll be fit for next Monday’s clash with Celtic.

“It is always disappointing to get an injury, even if it’s not the same one as you had before or that has happened before,” Murphy said [Edinburgh Live]

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“It was a frustrating time but the physio has been great, as have the rest of the staff.

“I have a full week of training to try to get myself back up to speed with the rest of the boys and then we can go from there.

“I just want to play and I want the team to do well, and if I can contribute any way I can.”

Murphy was delighted to be back playing before his most recent injury and has impressed for Hibs when he’s been fit enough to feature for Jack Ross’ side.

The veteran will make his move to the capital permanent in the summer but while he’s still a Rangers player, he could have a big say in the title race.

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Murphy scores against Dundee in the League Cup  (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

If he can score against Celtic again next week and take some points off them, it would be a massive boost for the Gers as they surgetowards their first title in a decade.

Rangers will now have the opportunity to go 22 points clear in the title race v Aberdeen before Celtic play Hibs but any talk of title celebrations should be shelved until the club actually wins it.

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