DARYL’S HUNGRY TO SHOW WHAT HE CAN DO
NEWCASTLE United striker Daryl Murphy admits he is bursting to show St James’ Park his capabilities after a spell blighted by injuries.
The 33-year-old has had little chance to prove himself since his August move from Ipswich, with his league debut coming against Blackburn just last week.
Now the forward is desperate to show the form that saw him accrue 27 goals in 53 games two seasons ago, as he looks to make up for lost time.
“They (the fans) have seen nothing at all,” said Murphy.
“I played my first game and I was quite happy with how I did, and then to pick up the injury the next day really was a big disappointment for me, especially just after signing. So I’m eager to show the fans what I’m all about.
“I’ve been in this division a while, so I know what it’s all about and what you need. Hopefully I can help the team. I’ve been involved recently, and I just want to keep that going and hopefully get a chance.”
Until this season, Murphy had been quite fortunate when it came to injuries, with just a couple of knocks keeping him out of action.
But that only added to the pain of sitting on the sidelines for the former Sunderland man, forced to take the patient approach to come back at his clinical best but now looking to help the Magpies to an immediate return to the Premier League.
“It’s taken a lot (of hard work), with the physios and in the gym, just trying to get it right,” Murphy continued.
“It’s not nice watching the game from the stands, wanting to help the lads and knowing you can’t, but that’s part of football.
“I’ve been lucky throughout my career with injury, so I was due a setback at some stage.”
EAGER: Daryl Murphy