ADAM MURRAY IN TALKS WITH STAGS
Derby Evening Telegraph
Murray hopes to seal a move
By Matthew Law
(04 August 2003)
Adam Murray is hoping to secure himself a move away from Derby County this week.
The 21-year-old midfielder was handed a free transfer at the end of last month, despite agreeing a new one-year contract with the Rams in June.
Although Murray was used as a late substitute in yesterday's pre-season friendly victory over Real Mallorca, he accepts he has no future at Pride Park and is already in talks with a number of clubs, including First Division Burnley and Second Division Mansfield Town.
“I'm talking to a few clubs and, hopefully, I can sort something out in time for the start of the new season on Saturday,” he said.
“There are a few Division One clubs and a couple of Second Division clubs interested, so it's just a case of waiting to see who comes in for me.
“I want to go somewhere I am wanted. I don't want to spend another three or four years in and out of the first team again.
“It was a shock when I found out that I was being given a free transfer but George Burley said he couldn't give me first-team football.
“The fact I had been kept on over the summer was a bit confusing but now I've just got to go somewhere else and prove the manager wrong.”
Murray first joined the Rams when he was only 11 and admits it is daunting to think of playing away from Pride Park.
“I've been at Derby since the age of 11 and moved to the area when I was 16,” he said.
“I have basically grown up here, so to change clubs will be a bit scary but I have to do it.”
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