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MURPHY'S INTERNATIONAL PRIDE

27 May 2017

Jamie Murphy driving forward with the ball.

Murphy is aiming to claim his first international cap for Scotland.

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Jamie Murphy spoke of his family’s pride after his call up to Scotland’s national team, and is now focused on working hard to cement his place in the matchday squad.

Scotland play England at Hampden Park on Saturday 10th June in a 2018 World Cup qualifier, and Murphy expressed his desire to fulfil a lifelong ambition and earn a first cap for his country.

He said, “It means a lot for me and my family who have always supported me. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do in my career, so hopefully I can manage to do that.

“I work hard all of the time, on and off the park, it’s a big thing for me. It’s been a great year all round, especially with this call up as well. It’s great to be acknowledged.

“You always want to be part of the matchday squad, either playing or on the bench. I’ll be working hard toward that and hopefully I’ll be selected.

“It’s one of the biggest games on the national scene. They’re obviously rivals, it doesn't get much bigger than Scotland v England. The atmosphere will be great, especially at Hampden Park.

“Not many people will be able to say they’ve been played for Scotland against England, so it’s my aim to get some game time.”

Ahead of Albion’s debut season in the Premier League, Murphy explained how he likes to spend his time away from football, and stressed the importance of remaining active throughout the summer months.

“I’m back home in Scotland at the moment seeing friends and family that I don’t usually get to see. It’s been a good couple of weeks off so far.

“I always remain active, I’m not one to stop completely. I like to keep myself busy, especially seeing friends and family, because I’m usually far away throughout the season.

“These days, you can never just stop. You have to keep fit and that will stand you in good stead for the start of pre-season.”


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