SCOTLAND winger Jamie Murphy has joined Burton Albion on loan from Rangers until the end of the season – subject to international clearance.
The 30-year-old is a former Motherwell, Brighton and Sheffield United player and was with the Blades when Brewers manager Nigel Clough was in charge at Bramall Lane.
Murphy has played for Scotland at under 19, under 21 and full international level. He joined Rangers in January 2018 before suffering a knee injury.
Murphy trained with the first team squad at St George’s park this morning.
He said: “The training ground is second to none and it was good to get out there and get a training session in with all the boys.
“I have worked with Nigel Clough before and had some of my greatest moments as a footballer under him, so it was an easy one to pick coming here.
“I want to be back enjoying football again. It has been a nightmare time with my knee but I’m now just looking forward to playing again and hopefully helping the boys win on Saturday.”
Nigel Clough said: “We can’t quite believe we have got him, but we are absolutely delighted. When we heard he was down to go out on loan we made an enquiry but to get a player from Rangers of Jamie’s quality is brilliant. The fact that we have worked with him before and that we get on well with his agent has helped.
“He wants to get out and play some football. He was out for a while with a knee injury, which is one of the reasons he’s coming out, but he’s fully fit now and available for Saturday. What he did for us at Sheffield United and how he played there means we are very excited to have him on board.
“He plays wide mainly but can play up the middle as well. He carries the ball very well, makes goals and scores goals. He will be a great asset as we try and push for a place in the top six.”
Murphy will take number 29 in the Brewers squad.