JAMIE MURPHY was thrilled to score Rangers’ opening goal against Bury and to play his part in the confidence-boosting 6-0 victory tonight.

The creative playmaker put in an excellent shift on the left side of Steven Gerrard’s midfield before being replaced by Glenn Middleton in the 62nd minute.

Speaking to RangersTV after the final whistle he said: “We’re delighted to be in front of that crowd again and to score goals and excite the fans. It’s what we want to do.

“We started on the front foot and we stayed on it, and as you can see from the number of goals we scored it’s what we were trying to do.

“But we also kept it clean at the back and that’s another bonus as well. We scored six but we never conceded any so there are a lot of positives to take.

I was pleased to score. I’m not sure that one counts at the end of the year but it’s always good to score, especially here at Ibrox.”

Murphy was constantly pushing forward against the Shakers and trying to get in the box at every given opportunity.

He explained: “It’s something that we’ve been working on in training, positionally getting in the right places, and I think you can see by the goals tonight, four or five were scored inside the six-yard box.

“So it’s all about getting in there, the fitness levels are up and we’ve got the energy to do these kind of things.”

Jamie was delighted that his pal, Scott Arfield, netted a debut double this evening and that young striker Zak Rudden also found the net as he made his first-team bow.

He said: “I’m delighted for Scott. I’ve known him for a long time, we played with Scotland Under-21s together, and he’s a great guy and a great players as well. So we’re delighted to have him here.

“As for Zak, it’s terrific. As a young boy scoring in these kind of games is massive, but a shout out for all the other young boys who came on pre-season.

“They worked hard and obviously they’ve got their reward by getting a chance here at Ibrox.”

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