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Coventry boss wants to keep shot-stopper



Coventry City manager Steven Pressley says he is still hopeful that goalkeeper Joe Murphy will stay next season.

Murphy was an ever-present during 2013-14, a campaign which saw The Sky Blues finish 18th in League One – albeit with a 10-point deduction for exiting administration without a CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement).

Steven Pressley hopes to persuade Joe Murphy to stay at Coventry

Steven Pressley hopes to persuade Joe Murphy to stay at Coventry

The 32-year-old shot-stopper, who moved to Coventry in 2011 following a five-year spell at Scunthorpe United, is coming towards the end of his current contract, and has been strongly linked with a move to Championship side Huddersfield Town this summer.

But Pressley believes that, while Murphy has been speaking with other teams, no deal has been reached so far, nor would he like the Republic of Ireland international to leave.

“I’m obviously aware that Joe has been in talks as he will soon be out of contract with us but to this point I understand that has been no contracts agreed or signed,” the former Hearts defender told Coventry’s official website.

“Joe has been exceptional for this football club, both in terms of his form and level of appearances, and obviously I would like to see him stay here.

“By the same token, we are also aware that Championship football brings with it Championship wages and we would be unlikely to be able to compete with that.

“However, we still would like the opportunity to make a case for him to remain with us.

“I know he enjoys being here, he is highly respected and his performances have attracted a great deal of credit so ultimately it will come down to how Joe sees the next stage of his career.”

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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