Dons show interest in Murphy

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has invited Republic of Ireland Under-21 cap Rhys Murphy to train with the club.

Last Updated: 04/05/13 at 13:21 Post Comment   

Derek McInnes: Will take a look at Rhys Murphy

Derek McInnes: Will take a look at Rhys Murphy

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has begun attempts to strengthen his squad for next season by inviting Republic of Ireland Under-21 cap Rhys Murphy to train with the club.

The Dons say the forward will spend a couple of days with the club and is "just one of a number of players the manager will assess in the weeks before the season comes to a close".

Murphy began his career with Arsenal but did not make the breakthrough, although he gained first-team experience on loan with Preston and Brentford.

The 22-year-old represented his native England at several age levels before switching allegiance to the Republic of Ireland and has spent this season playing for Telstar in the Dutch second tier.

Despite the trial move, assistant manager Tony Docherty has told all the current Aberdeen players they still have the chance to ensure they remain at Pittodrie next season.

McInnes and Docherty take charge of their third game when Aberdeen play Dundee at Dens Park tomorrow and are looking to build on two clean sheets.

Docherty told RedTV: "Of course, we have identified players. Recruitment is important for the club so we wouldn't be doing our job if we've not done that.

"But recruitment starts from within, so the players that are here at the moment we're getting to see them on a daily basis which is great, and watch this space."

Docherty also gave further encouragement to the young players at Pittodrie after 17-year-old midfielder Craig Storie made his debut in last weekend's 1-0 victory over Kilmarnock.

Docherty added: "I've got to say there's many things we've been impressed with at the club since arriving but certainly the under-20s, having just cemented second place in the league, and every game we've been at we come away feeling enthused and excited by these young players in terms of the future for Aberdeen.

"There is real quality in the under-20s and it bodes well for Aberdeen Football Club."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy don't you call in Becks as well...and we will all have a lovely tea party!

kimosabi
United: Scholes helping out

M

ourinho is just a good-looking version of Allardyce (Fit Sam?). Clearly 19th century football isn't such a big deal after all?

Ezy_Rider
Chelsea Killed The Game Instead Of Playing It

S

tay put, Pep. Timothy Sherwood has this under control.

slowgraffiti
Guardiola plans Bayern stay

Footer 365

Champions League: Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti hails Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti hailed the 'sacrifices' made by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 1-0 win over Bayern Munich.

Hugo Lloris says Tottenham can't get any worse after torrid campaign

Hugo Lloris admits it will be difficult for Spurs to be any worse next season following a torrid league campaign.

Champions League: Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola proud despite Real Madrid loss

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola was proud of his side's performance, despite their 1-0 first-leg defeat to Real Madrid.

Mail Box

Of Course People Remember How You Won

Some have said that it doesn't matter how Chelsea played as long as they won, but is that true? Plus, we've found the one chap who enjoyed Tuesday's game...

Chelsea Got A Result, What's The Problem?

There is plenty of 'that's 90 minutes I'll never get back' sentiment about Chelsea's 'performance' in Madrid, but at least one person thinks they did what was required...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property