Hibs winger Jamie Murphy reveals Betfred Cup ambitions after his goal sinks Dundee

Jamie Murphy is determined to win his first winners’ medal of his career and the winger believes Hibs have serious ambitions of picking up silverware this season.

By Alan Pattullo
Monday, 30th November 2020, 7:00 am
Jamie Murphy celebrates after scoring the goal that decided the last 16 Betfred Cup tie between Hibs and Dundee  (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group)
Jamie Murphy celebrates after scoring the goal that decided the last 16 Betfred Cup tie between Hibs and Dundee (Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group)

The Easter Road side have been handed a trip to face Alloa Athletic, conquerors of Hearts, in the last eight after yesterday’s draw. Hibs avoided a meeting with Rangers, the on-loan Murphy’s parent club.

The 31-year-old knows time is running out if he is to rectify his medal drought to date. The winger’s second goal in a week put Hibs into the quarter-finals at the expense of Dundee on Saturday.

After missing out on the chance to secure another Scottish Cup final appearance after Hibs lost to rivals Hearts last month, Murphy is particularly keen to go all the way in the Betfred Cup.

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“I’ve been to a Scottish Cup final (with Motherwell), a couple of League Cup semi-finals,” said Murphy. “It would be a great thing to add for me. You want to win cups and medals.

“Every year, when the season starts, if you’re not trying to win the cups, then what’s the point of being in the competitions?

“It’s obviously in our sights,” he added. “And the good thing about the League Cup is that, after the group stages, you only need to win two games and you’re back at Hampden. That’s obviously a big thing. So, the aim is to win in the next round, get back to Hampden.”

Murphy is enjoying a spell of good form. After scoring his first goal for the club against Celtic in the 2-2 draw nine days ago, his strike – again placed expertly into the corner – was the difference against Dundee. He is happy to have been given a run in the side by manager Jack Ross.

“What’s been the difference for me lately? Just playing games,” he said.

“I’ve been wanting a regular run of games for a while know, because I know I can score goals and be involved in goals – if I get that run. I’m just really thankful that the manager has brought me here and given this opportunity.”

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