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FACT FIILE: LUKE MURPHY

3 July 2017

A familiar face in Luke Murphy rejoined the club today on a season long loan this afternoon from Leeds United. We take a look back at his career.

Murphy, who was born in Macclesfield made his debut for Crewe Alexandra in December 2008 aged just 19 and scored his first goal for the club a few months later against Hartlepool on December the 28th in a 4-1 win.

He was named club captain in 2012 after his central midfield partner Ashley Westwood left the club to join Aston Villa. In the 2012/2013, Murphy had a fantastic season being voted Crewe Player Of The Year and scored nine goals as well as 12 assists. Murphy, also guided his side to victory in the Football League Trophy final and was named in the League One team of the season.

On the 1st of July 2013, he joined Leeds United for over £1million pounds and made an imediate impact scoring the winner in his first game against Brighton Hove and Albion in the 94th minute.

103 appearances and seven goals later, Murphy joined the Brewers in January 2017 after falling out of favour under then Leeds manager Garry Monk.

The central midfielder played 1,570 minutes last season as well as scoring the once against Queens Park Rangers.

According to Whoscored.com he averaged 29.3 passes a game in his 17 Championship starts and one substitute appearance. Luke, also made an average of 3.4 tackles a game and 2.7 clearances a match.

Murphy made a telling contribution to the Brewers staying in the Sky Bet Championship in a deep midfield role after being brought in by manager Nigel Clough in January.

He will once again be at the Pirelli for the whole of the 2017/2018 Sky Bet Championship campaign and joined in a gruelling double training session with his teammates today.


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