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HARD WORK ON TRAINING GROUND PAYS OFF FOR MURPHY

11 March 2020

JAMIE Murphy continued his fine goal-scoring form netting a brace in last night’s 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers, taking his goal tally to seven in 10 games.

The former Sheffield United winger believes his time with us so far has vastly improved his game.

Murphy said: “I think I have improved as a player. Finishing becomes more important than running with the ball and dribbling and I’m always learning as a player so the goals are coming at the moment.”

Since he joined the Brewers on loan from Rangers, Murphy has found himself being deployed as a striker, rather than his natural position as a winger in Nigel Clough’s team.

He said: “Having a bad injury does slow you down so you have to find new ways to play whether it is linking up play or obviously when you get a chance putting it in the back of the net.”

The Scotland International puts his hot streak of form down to hard work on the training pitch.

“I think it’s all about practice, finding the corners, finding the back of the net and getting used to scoring goals. As a young boy it’s a great thing to learn, if you put it in on the training pitch you get the rewards.”

Murphy started his career at Motherwell before moving to Sheffield United where he played under current manager Nigel Clough. Moves to Brighton and Rangers followed before he signed for the Brewers on loan in January.

Following last night’s draw where defensive errors cost the Brewers victory, Murphy said: “We all defend together, and we all score together, we need to pick ourselves up and get that winning goal in games.”

Murphy started brightly for Albion, grabbing a goal and an assist in only his second appearance for the club in a 2-2 draw with AFC Wimbledon. The following week he scored a wonder goal in our 3-2 defeat to Rotherham.  

Murphy has enjoyed his time at the Brewers so far and pays credit to everyone at the club for his recent form.

Murphy said: “The club has been fantastic with me, the manager, the staff and all the boys have been very welcoming obviously coming back from a tough time, so everything is going well.”

Murphy will be looking to add to his tally for the season when the Brewers take on Wycombe Wanderers this Saturday at the Pirelli Stadium.


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