Murray joins Mogga at Hibs

BLUES midfielder Antonio Murray has hooked up with former Ipswich coach Tony Mowbray at Hibernian.Murray, who made his Ipswich Town debut against Derby on the final day of the season before last, arrived at Easter Road on Tuesday morning for a week's training with the Scottish Premier League side.

By Derek Davis

BLUES midfielder Antonio Murray has hooked up with former Ipswich coach Tony Mowbray at Hibernian.

Murray, who made his Ipswich Town debut against Derby on the final day of the season before last, arrived at Easter Road on Tuesday morning for a week's training with the Scottish Premier League side.

Hibs boss Mowbray last night said: “Antonio is training with us for a few days. He is a young boy who hasn't progressed as much as he probably should have done for a lad with his talent.


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“I want young, hungry footballers so it's a chance for us to assess if he falls into that bracket and it's also a chance for him to look at the club and have a look at the city.

“Joe Royle is happy for him to train with us and it's just a case of waiting and seeing how he does.”

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That one substitute appearance at Pride Park has been Murray's only first-team action and the 20-year-old has been told he is free to find another club as his contract will not be renewed in the summer.

Cambridge United and Kidderminster Harriers had both previously shown an interest in taking him on loan but managers getting sacked put paid to both of those moves. Hibernian need to bolster their midfield after Craig Rocastle returned to Chelsea following a loan spell at Easter Road.

Chris Hogg, whose contract also expire in the summer, is another Town youngster who interests Mowbray but, as the EADT revealed, the defender severed an artery chasing car thieves on Boxing Day and will be out of action for at least another month.

Hibs already have one former Town youngster on their books in the form of Sam Morrow, who scored the second goal in their 2-0 Scottish Cup win over Dundee at the weekend to earn them a tie with Brechin City.

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