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Report: Rangers winger Jamie Murphy watched by Blackpool

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Report: Rangers winger Jamie Murphy watched by Blackpool

Rangers attacker Jamie Murphy is reported attracting interest from English League One club Blackpool.

According to the Scottish Sun, Blackpool are keeping an eye on the 29-year-old as he looks to return from a long-term injury problem.

It is understood that the winger wants to make an impact at Iborx under Gers boss Steven Gerrard and is trying to prove his fitness during the pre-season.

The report details that Blackpool manager Simon Grayson is an admirer of Murphy after chasing a deal for him two years ago and the League One side are considering a summer move for him.


Murphy has been sidelined since August 2018 with a serious knee injury and had to watch on mainly from the stands during last season.

He’s returned to action with the reserves and the Scottish giants kick off their completive season on Tuesday evening against Gibraltar outfit St Joseph’s in a Europa League qualifying first round match.

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TBR’s View:

Murphy could certainly make an impact for Rangers in the new season if he gets back to fitness and it looks like that isn’t far off.

It makes sense to ease him back to the first-team after a long injury lay-out and keeping him away from artificial pitches is a good idea.

Gerrard’s side should ignore any potential swoop from Blackpool for their wide player, as he would inject some extra quality into the final third and also a goal threat.

He’s been directly involved in 19 goals in just 27 games for Rangers and there should plenty more of that to come from him if he reignites his best form.

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