Murphy to play for Yaxley after Wisbech Town boss Appleby agrees ‘one-game’ deal

TEENAGER Sam Murphy will play for Yaxley tomorrow after Wisbech Town boss Steve Appleby agreed a one-game deal with the United Counties League outfit.

Murphy, 19, is expected to start Yaxley’s UCL game at AFC Kempston, while his Fenmen team-mates entertain Gorleston in a Ridgeons Premier Division clash.

Appleby said: “Sam will hopefully be playing 90 minutes tomorrow as we’ve got no reserve game.

“I need all of our players to get game time in with a view for being ready for next weekend’s FA Vase game against Dunston UTS. It’s just a one-game deal.”

The talented midfielder is the third Fenmen player to temporarily link up with the club’s former assistant manager Darren Edey at Yaxley this season.


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He follows Ollie Gale and Nick Davey in agreeing short-term arrangements to gain match fitness with the Peterborough-based side.

Both have since returned to the Fenmen first team with striker Davey scoring in each of the club’s last three matches.

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Murphy has made a handful of appearances for the Fenmen’s first team this season after breaking through from the club’s reserve team.

He could replace Callum Reed, who will miss the fourth-round Vase clash with Dunston through suspension, in next weekend’s squad.

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