Murray recalled from Torquay

Sunday, April 24, 2011
4:46 PM

RONAN Murray has been recalled from his loan stay at Torquay, and will go straight into Ipswich Town’s squad for this afternoon’s game at Swansea City.

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RONAN Murray has been recalled from his loan stay at Torquay, and will go straight into Ipswich Town’s squad for tomorrow afternoon’s game at Swansea City.

Murray had been gearing up for an eighth appearance in a Gulls shirt, at home to Burton Albion tomorrow, following his arrival at Plainmoor on March 11.

However, Town had a 24-hour recall clause in the loan deal, to kick in at the end of the first month, and manager Paul Jewell has decided that the time is now right to give the 19-year-old a further chance in the Town first-team squad.

Murray has yet to start for Town, although the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international was a regular in the squad during the first half of this season under former manager Roy Keane.

He made a terrific start to the season, by scoring on his senior debut as a substitute in a 3-2 win at Exeter City in a Carling Cup first round tie on August 10.

Four days later and he made his Football League debut as a 72nd minute substitute in Town’s 1-1 home draw against Burnley.

Unable to break into the first team squad following Jewell’s arrival on the Portman Road hot seat, Murray has enjoyed regular football at League Two play-off chasers Torquay over the last six weeks.

He has started four games, and made three further appearances from the bench, scoring in Torquay’s 2-1 home win over Cheltenham.

He was a late substitute in Torquay’s goalless draw against Wycombe on Good Friday.

Jewell’s attacking options have been limited in recent weeks, following Tamas Priskin’s loan move to tomorrow’s hosts Swansea, while fellow striker Jason Scotland has been struggling for form.

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3 comments

  • For once , rob , i agree with you entirely .One of jewells most baffling moves in his tenure at portman road the other is his failure to give luke hyam a midfield position , which in the light of thursdays performance is now bordering on exasperating.

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    KEVIN FRANCIS

    Monday, April 25, 2011

  • Disgraceful that he was ever farmed out on loan at all. Every even remotely promising player should have been in for the last ten games of the season so a complacent manager can have his eyes opened to their potential.... or lack of it.

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    Rob Steroo

    Sunday, April 24, 2011

  • Desperation measures from jewell, who said he is better than keane??? A thrashing by Norwich results in jewell panicking, no change from keane there then!!! A player who is only good enough to be loaned out to 4th division no-hopers Torquay, is suddenly good enough to play at Swansea, laughable.

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    ged scott

    Monday, April 25, 2011

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