Rangers winger Jamie Murphy has revealed that he tries to help his Gers team-mates by passing on advice to the younger players, even though he has not played for the club since August this year.

Murphy picked up a cruciate ligament injury in a Scottish League Cup game against Kilmarnock, and was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the season.

The Gers have done well under Steven Gerrard this season and have been able to keep up with Celtic, even beating the Hoops in the Old Firm derby on Saturday.

Murphy has admitted that it is different not being able to play and just support the team, but has explained that he tries to help his team-mates in any way he can.

“It’s been different”, Murphy told Rangers TV.

“Not having to think about playing, just going and supporting the team and trying to help in any way I can.

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“If I can give a bit of advice to some of the young ones, or speak to some of the older players about what they are thinking about the game, there's ways that I can help them.”

The winger made five appearances in the Europa League qualification phase, and two appearances in the Premiership before his unfortunate injury.

The Gers are level on points with Celtic at the top of the table heading into the winter break, and Murphy will hope to play some part in the second half of the season as he steps up his rehabilitation.