Rangers have started to build for next season by completing deals for both Dundee midfielder Glen Kamara and Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones. The latter has been a long-term target for Rangers and was linked with a move to Ibrox last January. Rangers finally have their man, with the Northern Irish speedster set to join on a free transfer.
It is a great piece of business for Rangers and universally, everyone will be pleased the deal is going ahead at Rangers.
However, it is perhaps not great news for a forgotten man at Rangers.
The Scottish side signed Jamie Murphy on a permanent deal from Brighton in May. It was a welcome move from Rangers, after a successful loan spell.
The Glasgow-born childhood Rangers fan had been brilliant at Ibrox. His form with Rangers earned him his first Scotland cap.
However, the 29-year-old’s season came to an abrupt end in August. A severe knee injury ruled him out of the rest of the season.
“We have had the confirmation, just, and unfortunately it is sad news for Jamie and I am bitterly disappointed over it.
“He will be missing for the remainder of the season. He has an ACL injury and we got the news we all didn’t want.”
Getting back into the Rangers team when fit next season will now be a big challenge for the player. Not only will Jones be in his way, but the emerging Glenn Middleton and a potential permanent deal for Ryan Kent would leave Murphy struggling to get in the Rangers side.
It could be he swiftly becomes a forgotten man at Ibrox.