Hibs legend Mickey Weir thinks that Rangers loanee Jamie Murphy can keep the Easter Road side’s good start to the season going – if they can keep the former Scotland international fit.

Murphy had an injury-hit time at Ibrox before heading out on loan, initially to Burton at the start of the year then along the M8 in the summer, but has missed Hibs’ last few games with a hamstring problem.

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Weir is a fan of Murphy’s and admits it is “unfortunate” that he’s had injuries since moving on loan, and insists that he can cause problems for anybody in the Scottish Premiership.

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“I think Jamie Murphy is a very good football player and it’s been unfortunate that he’s had one or two injuries since joining,” Weir told the Edinburgh Evening News.


“He’s got a big part to play if Hibs can keep him fit. He’s a very good player, he’s got good experience, and he’s the one that can definitely turn Hibs’ season and keep them going.

“They have to keep him fit and keep him on the pitch because he has the quality to cause problems for any team in this division.”

Murphy has managed five appearances so far for Jack Ross’ side and could return to action this weekend when they travel to face Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

The winger will move to the capital permanently at the end of the season but being on loan this term means he can’t face Rangers and potentially hurt our title hopes.

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