Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
Joe arrived at Gigg Lane, in the January 2017 transfer window on a six-month loan from Huddersfield Town, and quickly claimed the number one spot in the Shakers starting eleven. His arrival started the Shakers off on a run of good results, keeping nine clean sheets from the 16 games he started.
Dublin-born Murphy has represented the Republic of Ireland, at full international level, twice. A player with vast experience across all levels of the game, Joe has made over 500 appearances for clubs including Huddersfield Town, Coventry City, Scunthorpe United, Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion. As the 2016-17 season ended, Joe agreed terms with the Shakers and signed a contract for the club on 1st June 2017.