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5th May 2002 22:59

Murray set for England duty
Teamtalk, 3 May 2002
Adam Murray has been called up for the England Under-20 squad for the Toulon tournament after impressing on a three-month loan at Mansfield.
The Derby youngster has had a successful end to the current campaign even though his side has just been relegated from the Premiership.
Murray is a one time County Young Player of the Year, but after rising through the Pride Park ranks he struggled to establish himself as a regular in the first team.
Since 1998 he has only managed eight senior starts with 24 substitute appearances.
Murray was sent out on loan to Mansfield for the final three months of the season where he made 13 starts for The Stags - scoring seven goals as his midfield displays helped steer the Third Division club to promotion.
The 20-year-old has returned to Pride Park after completing his loan spell at Field Mill and played for the reserves at Ipswich last Wednesday night.
The suggestion at the club was that Murray's reward for personal triumph would be a first-team appearance in one of the two games remaining at the time of his return.
And after missing out against Leeds, the youngster was expected to feature in the last Premiership match at Sunderland.
However, as he has been called up for the England Under-20 squad competing in the Toulon tournament later this month, the midfielder will not be available for The Rams' final Premiership clash.
The tournament will run for England from May 6 to at least May 17 depending on whether they progress beyond the group stage.


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