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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Murphy Joins

This morning the club announced the signing of former Ipswich goalkeeper Brian Murphy on a free transfer.


The 28 year old has put pen to paper on a two year deal that will see him provide competition for Radek Cerny and current R's number 1 Paddy Kenny.

Murphy joined the club on trial during the clubs tour of Cornwall and impressed enough to be given the nod to travel to Italy and try to further impress the R's hierarchy and in the final of the Trofeo Bortolotti and saved the final two spot kicks to secure yet more silverware for the R's, this time on European territory against Atalanta and SG Braga.

Murphy started his career at Manchester City in 2000 yet made no first team appearances in his three year spell at the club. Murphy was drafted out on loan to Oldham and Peterborough in 2003 yet only made one appearance for the latter.
In 2003 Murphy moved to Swansea and in his three years there he only managed to get 13 appearances before he moved back to his native Ireland and Bohemians in 2007.
In 2008 Murphy was named the Irish Goalkeeper of the year and in the summer of 2010 he moved back to England and to Championship side Ipswich Town having made 97 appearances for Bohemians between 2007-2009.
Murphy made 20 appearances for Ipswich last year and decided not to extend his stay and pursue a move elsewhere and that's where we stepped in.

Murphy told the Official QPR Website :-
"It is great to be here. I am really looking forward to the new season and working with the goalkeepers.

"Since I have been here I have enjoyed it, and I think I have done okay. The Manager and the coaching staff seem pleased so I am just delighted to have my future sorted out.

"I am here to work hard, and anything extra will be a bonus. I want to be in that 18-man squad every week, but I know every player here wants the same thing.

"It is going to be a massive season for the Club and one that I am looking forward to being a part of."

Welcome To QPR Brian, we hope you enjoy your stay here!

U R'SSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!


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