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Shrewsbury Town complete GK double after another Bury FC player walks away from Gigg Lane

Another day goes by and another player walks away from the fire that is currently engulfing Bury FC, in what has become a nightmare summer.

Goalkeeper Joe Murphy is the latest to walk out of Gigg Lane, as he moves to Shrewsbury Town this season.

What is Sam Ricketts’ side getting with the addition of Murphy?


Goalkeeper Joe Murphy started every game in last seasons promotion under Ryan Lowe, and the 37-year old will no doubt be an older and wiser head in the dressing room.

Yet despite potentially having only one or two seasons left in the locker before retirement, Murphy has already declared he wants to be number one at the New Meadow come August.

A winners mentality

Last season saw the ‘keeper win not only promotion but also named in the League Two team of the year. What more can you want from a keeper?

A point worth mentioning is the recruitment by Shrewsbury of Brian Jenson, the goalkeeping coach at the Shakers until only last week.

It looks as though Jenson may have encouraged Murphy to make the move down South. No doubt both will be hungry to achieve back to back promotions.

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