Neil Baker says time could now be right for captain to move
Assistant manager Neil Baker has told the club’s official web-site that he expects the club captain Luke Murphy to move on this summer, but he is unsure where he will go. Baker says the 23-year-old midfielder would leave with the clubs blessing if a deal could be agreed with a possible buyer.
Baker says the form that Murphy has shown over the last couple of seasons, makes it hard for us to keep him.
Baker told the club’s official web-site: “We have a few inquires about Luke but nothing really concrete. The interest has stepped up from the weekend and perhaps the time has come for him to move on. I don’t know anything more than that.
“I think he is more than ready. He has served his apprenticeship with us and is more than good enough. He is ready for a career move and if the right one comes along for him then he would go with our blessing.
“I know he will be a success wherever he goes. When clubs start showing a firm interest then it becomes difficult for us to keep them. It was the same with the likes of Seth Johnson, Danny Murphy and Dean Ashton in the past. Sometimes the time is right.”