Rangers loanee Jamie Murphy won a few Brownie points with Gers fans after scoring for Hibs in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Celtic – and the Hibs winger revelaed a few of his Ibrox pals were quick off the mark to thank him.
Murphy scored the opener, firing home the rebound after Kevin Nisbet’s penalty was saved but admits he was left disappointed as Celtic equalised in the dying moments of the game.
The former Scotland star insists doing what’s best for Rangers doesn’t come into this thinking now though as he prepares to make his move permanent in the summer.
“I’ve had one or two texts already from Rangers boys,” Murphy said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“But that doesn’t come into my thinking now. I’m a Hibs player, I’m going to be here next year and I’m looking forward to signing on permanently.
“It’s disappointing in the end to put all that work in against a good side but concede a goal in the last minute.”
Celtic’s draw allowed Rangers to open up an eleven point lead with this afternoon’s hammering of Aberdeen as the Gers enter a crucial run of games.
The goal couldn’t have come at a better time for Murphy after a dificult start at Easter Road and the soon-to-be former Rangers winger could still have an influence on the title race.
Hopefully, he’ll get a few more texts from Gers players later in the season when Hibs and Celtic meet again.