AJ wants the spot-kicks, but Murph stays on them
Captain Luke Murphy wants to continue taking penalties after putting his Scunthorpe miss behind him with an emphatic finish from the spot at Notts. County. Murphy saw his Scunthorpe penalty hit the post and AJ Leitch-Smith convert the rebound to give us a 1-0 win, but there was no mistake at Meadow Lane, with the skipper giving us a 1-0 lead on the stroke of half-time. He now has seven goals for the season.
Murphy, who was voted the club’s best performer in our 1-1 draw at the weekend, was disappointed that we didn’t kick on and collect all three points.
The captain told crewealex.net: “We came in at half time 1-0 up on Saturday and were playing quite well.
“The manager still came in and gave us a kick up the backside which some of the lads felt was quite harsh, but he is always looking for that bit extra. He is never satisfied and wants us to be on top of our game
“In the second half for the first ten minutes, we were all over the place a bit. We didn’t cope well. Their goal was sloppy from our point of view.
“On my penalty, I knew where it was going to go. AJ wants to take them but I'm on them. It is not easy, but it is an easier goal to top up your tally!
He added: “I don’t mind that from that point of view. I don’t mind the extra responsibly and I'll keep taking them.”