Our match winner at Morecambe targets another away win against his former club to kick off 2022 in style.
Club captain Luke Murphy says it was great to ‘get two monkeys’ removed from his back after he scored the winner to secure our first away win in the league at Morecambe.
Murphy’s accurate half volley from the edge of the Morecambe penalty area sealed a memorable comeback from the Alex and moved us off the bottom of the table to finish 2021.
Murphy now returns to another of his former clubs this weekend aiming to follow up that away success against the Shrimpers with another 'invaluable three points'.
Murphy, 32, had two enjoyable spells on loan at Burton Albion and says that the club ‘helped him massively’ when he was there on loan from Leeds United. The centre-midfielder who made 61 appearances for the Brewers in the Championship says he has great friends at the club but sentiment has to go out of the window on New Year’s Day.
Murphy told the club’s official website: “We need to feel as though we can get something from every game and we are getting that now. The gaffer told us after the game that it was four wins from the last six and that is a good run to start with.
“Now we have to keep that going and do it again. It was great to get that away monkey off our back at Morecambe but it doesn’t mean anything if we don’t follow that up against Burton. We have to back it up with another positive result because to get those away wins are invaluable in any league if your home form is consistent.
“It was nice to get that first away win at Morecambe and it was a good night but we have another difficult game at Burton and our focus quickly switched to that.
“I love the club (Burton) to bits. They helped me massively when I was there and I cannot speak highly enough of them. I won’t ever say a bad word about them but that has to be forgotten about on New Years’ Day.
Murphy added: “Hopefully afterwards I can catch-up with a few of them, like John Brayford, after we have come away with the three points.”