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Murphy: I'm a Striker
Murphy: I'm a Striker
Monday, 8th Feb 2010 10:58

Daryl Murphy says he is hoping to show Sunderland boss Steve Bruce that he should have been playing him as a striker and not a left midfielder during his loan spell with the Blues. Murphy has spent much of his time at the Stadium of Light playing in his less favoured midfield role.

Murphy said: “You would hope that if I can score the goals here then if I went back to Sunderland I would get the chance as a striker. But all I’m trying to do is enjoy my time here and score as many as I can.

“Ever since I have been playing football I have been stuck out on left midfield, just because I have a left foot and I can cross a ball.

“It’s a handy option for managers because there are a lot of strikers wherever you are. At Sunderland there were some very good strikers ahead of me.

“It was a relief to be playing up front, I had forgotten what it was like to score a goal.

“Coming here to play as a striker was a big thing for me. I have been wasted as a left midfielder and I just wanted the chance to play as a striker.”

Murphy, whose Black Cats contract is up in 2012, netted his first goal in two years in the opening minute of his debut for the Blues against Middlesbrough on Saturday and will be hoping to add to his total at QPR on Tuesday.

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randomblue added 11:33 - Feb 8
Lovely little goal immediately silencing the boo boys who have been ready to shoot the two new boys down! Thought they played well together and Walter and Healy caused real trouble on Saturday, with Healy looking quite confortable for someone not match fit!

Is it me or have the boo boys been very quite since Saturday with regard to our new signings?

Would love to see some more goals at QPR mid week! COYB!
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blue_em_away added 11:34 - Feb 8
Sounds like he has no intention of staying beyond his loan spell.
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yarmoblue added 11:38 - Feb 8
great start to his time at town and a real nice guy too
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bennyblue added 11:42 - Feb 8
well go forth and strike and quickly please
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Bergholtblue added 12:23 - Feb 8
Lets just hope he starts getting a hat full of goals then.

Yes it did sound like he is looking forward to going back to Sunderland, but after all he is a Sunderland player. Who knows if he goes back and gets stuck out on left midfield, perhaps he will want to come back to us again.

Just get the goals first and then worry about where he ends up.
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dirtydingusmagee added 12:37 - Feb 8
good reason to bag some goals,looked good prospect [when match fit as i have already said ] lets hope he gets played as a striker throughout his stay, not moved about week in week out .
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townylist added 13:21 - Feb 8
Well said blueoveru.
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SouperJim added 13:30 - Feb 8
Murphy really impressed me at the weekend, one of our better players and he worked really hard all game. Looked sharper and nearer full fitness than Healy, who did ok and showed signs of his pedigree. I'm optimistic that they'll do better and better for us over the next few games.
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bournemouthblue added 13:59 - Feb 8
Realistically he's not going to replace either Kenwynne Jones or Benjani so his days at Sunderland as a striker are numbered

It's easy to read too much into these comments but I'm pretty confident he'll do a good job for us. I wouldn't be suprised to see us try and sign either of the two if they do well
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Markie31 added 14:13 - Feb 8
Once they settle in they'll be unstoppable....I can see it! COYBs!!
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bedsitfc added 16:08 - Feb 8
"you would hope that if i score goals here then if i went back to sunderland i would get a chance as a striker" dont sound like someone wanting to go back but would do if we dont sign him. i do agree there are at least 4 strikers in front of murp and healy at sunderland so looks good for us
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BeeneyITFC added 17:58 - Feb 8
yes he will sign for us ( i hope) if we stay up... I hope we do!!! COYB!
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Johnny_Boy added 19:51 - Feb 8
I'm a lover, not a fighter X
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Johnny_Boy added 19:52 - Feb 8
I'm a lover, not a fighter X
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north_stand77 added 20:47 - Feb 8
Dont think it really matters at the moment whether he goes back or not. Just pleased he is here for now. Hopefully his stay will be good for us and for him. And if successful, Roy will put a bid in for him.
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dirtydingusmagee added 11:06 - Feb 9
johnny boy, ya wanna feed that mutt.
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