Alex midfielder, Luke Murphy, says he is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces at the Pirelli Stadium this weekend, but that ‘he has a job to do’ once kick off time arrives. Crewe will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins against Burton Albion following on from our impressive comeback against Swindon on Tuesday night.
Murphy spent 18 months with the Brewers and says that it is the closest club to Crewe he has experienced during his career.
The now senior member of the Alex squad told iFollow: “I had a great 18-month spell at Burton and it is the club that is the closest to Crewe in terms of being a ‘family and welcoming club’. I really felt that there and I really enjoyed my time there.
“They had a great manager at the time, who I loved to bit and it will great to see some familiar faces again this weekend but I also have a job to do for Crewe.
“It will be nice to go back and play there, but my professional head will be on and we want the three points.
“I keep in touch with a few of the lads, like John Brayford and Luke Varney, seems to follow me wherever I go. He is one of the best around, a really great lad.”
Murphy, who has surprisingly not scored on his return to Crewe Alexandra, says he would love to end that on his return to the Pirelli Stadium. The former Leeds and Bolton admits that he should have notched one of two after being presented with good chances at Oxford and then again with a free header against Swindon on Tuesday evening.
Murphy added: “I cannot believe I haven’t scored yet. I’ve had a couple of chances in recent games and I was actually disappointed to come off on Tuesday because I could sense that the game was opening up and that it would be a chance to get off the mark.
“It proved to be the best decision as Oli (Finney) is the best at taking up those positions and he could have had a hatful in 15 minutes. That is not a negative, but a massive positive because he got into so many good goalscoring positions.
“We can all add goals to the team and that is what we are all aiming for.”