Jamie Murphy has put his hand up for a spot in Andy Keogh’s first eleven having fully recovered from injury. The 19-year old midfielder was absent from Inglewood United’s regular season opener against Stirling Lions due to a neck problem but watched the weekend clash with Subiaco AFC from the bench.
Murphy, who switched to Inglewood over the summer from neighbouring Bayswater City, is now eyeing Friday’s home game against Cockburn City for this first league outing in Inglewood colours. “No one enjoys being injured and not being able to play but it’s all part of football,”Murphy commented.
“I came to Inglewood as I want to progress on a personal level as a player and push myself to the next level. Missing the first couple of games is disappointing and I now need to work that little bit harder at training to convince Andy and the coaches that I can add something to the team for our next game.”
Murphy, the Under-20 National Premier League Player of the Year for the past two seasons, joins Inglewood following three years at Bayswater. “I am loving it at Inglewood,” he commented. “I’ve always loved the approach the coaches took on the game and I was stoked when I was asked to join the club for 2018.”
“The players and coaches made me feel right at home from the start and I’ve have enjoyed every single moment with them … the highlight so far would have to be the (pre-season) trip to Rottnest. I’m hoping we can win a two or trophy this year and also show on a national level what Inglewood United can really do.”