September 30th, 2016

Winger Jacob Murphy joins Sky Blues on loan a season-long loan

Updated: 11:39 am, Aug 17, 2015

THE JIGSAW continues to be built by Tony Mowbray after he drafted in Norwich winger Jacob Murphy on a season-long loan.

Mowbray expressed the need to bring in a wide-man during pre-season and he finally got his man after chasing the England under-20 international for some time.

Murphy, who has made two first team appearances for Norwich, can play on both wings and made his debut as a second half substitute during the 4-0 victory away at Millwall.

“I’m delighted to finally get this deal over the line as we’ve been tracking Jacob for some time and beat a number of clubs to his signature,” said Mowbray.

“I’ve continually stressed the importance of pace from both the wide and central positions, and Jacob is a player who has that attribute in abundance.

“He showed his ability last season by helping keep Colchester United in the league and we’re hoping he can continue to progress this season with us.

“We’re also delighted to get him for the entire season as it gives us a consistent option going forward and it’s another crucial piece of the squad in place.”

Murphy progressed through the Canaries Academy where he helped Norwich City win the FA Youth Cup in 2013.

After signing a professional contract with the Premier League side in that same year, he has enjoyed several loan spells at Swindon Town, Southend United, Blackpool and Scunthorpe United.

Last season he moved to Colchester United on loan where he scored four goals in 11 appearances and helped keep the U’s maintain their League One survival.