The 29-year-old – who signed from Brighton in the summer transfer window – damaged the ligaments in his left knee during the Gers’ 3-1 win over Kilmarnock last year, but he has now said that he is edging closer to a return after only making two appearances in the league this term.
The flyer said that he is doing a lot more running, and this his touch on the ball has improved.
“I’m almost there but I still think six to eight weeks away from training. But I’m doing more, a lot more running, twisting and turning and a touch of the ball is always good as well,” he said on Rangers TV.
Murphy impressed during his initial loan spell at Rangers last season, so it was no doubt a major blow that he was ruled out for a while at the start of the season. The fact that the Gers had only just signed him from Brighton in the summer would have been even more of a kick in the teeth, but the fact that he is even closer to a return is great news. He has missed six months out from the first team due to the injury and there is no doubt that his eventual return will be a welcome one, and being back in training in six to eight weeks gives fans hope that he may make an appearance before the end of the campaign. It is a shame that he has missed out on so much and this would have no doubt hampered his ability somewhat, but he will certainly be raring to go at the start of next season.