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Murphy Signs New Deal

11 May 2018

We are thrilled to confirm that goalkeeper Joe Murphy has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

Despite picking up an injury last October, Joe still went on to make 18 appearances for the Shakers over the course of the season.

Joe initially arrived at the club on-loan from Huddersfield Town in January 2017, and made the No. 1 jersey his own, keeping 9 clean sheets in his 16 appearances.

Earlier today we spoke to Joe who told us: “I’m delighted to sign a year extension at the club. I really got the bug again in the last six games and really enjoyed it.

“Thankfully, Lowey’s given me that opportunity to come back into the team as I think I’ve got a lot to give. I feel I’ve let myself and the club down this year regarding the injury and I felt I could have been a part of trying to keep us in the division.

“Now I’ve signed the year extension; hopefully I can get the club back to where it belongs. I’d like to thank the Manager and Schuey, and hopefully, we can come back fitter and stronger and be at the right end of the table.”

Ryan Lowe added: “I’m delighted to get Murphy signed on a one-year extension. He was injured earlier on in the season and was unfortunate, because when Connor Ripley came in, he was getting back to fitness, so he didn’t really have a chance of playing.

"I felt it was only right to give Murph a chance to go and earn a contract and at this level, he is going to be a top-class goalkeeper. Regardless of his age, he’s fit – fitter than ever. He’s an organiser, so I'm over the moon to get him done.

"Again, it’s not about the money with Murph; it’s about pride and passion. He wants to put a bit of credibility back into himself as well as the football club. For him to turn around and say on the dot when we offered him a contract ‘get it done’, shows me he epitomises what I’m about, what he’s about, and that he wants to play for the football club. Again, I’m delighted with him extending it.”

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