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'Keeper Thanks Fans

Matt Murray was a central figure in Wolves successful 2001-2 promotion campaign, sealing his place in the affections of every Wanderers.

But since that heady day in the Millennium Stadium when he pulled off a string of outstanding saves, including a penalty , Matt has hardly figured in first team action, with a recurring foot injury restricting him to just 4 and a half matches.

But that all seems behind him now, as along with the rest of the squad he prepares for the upcoming campaign in Spain, something he confesses he's missed quite badly.

'This last couple of pre-seasons, at this time, it's awful to be left behind. Even when you are injured during the season, the lads are around. But when they go on tour or to a training camp, then Molineux can be a pretty lonely place.
'You feel a bit left out and when you hear all the banter that's been going on, you just wish that you had been part of it.
'Training camps are hard work but I was so looking forward to coming out here. I'm not that keen on all the running but, when it's in the locker, then I'm happy. It's certainly better than having to play catch up.'

Tough the training may be, but that doesn`t mean the players aren`t finding their own ways of keeping themselves amused, especially when its at the expense of a teammate, as he went on to explain

'The lads have been giving it to Jody about his dog's name. Apparently it's called Twinkle. Imagine having to call it in public!

'Then there's Mark Davies and Leon Clarke who must hold the record for having the worst passport photographs ever.

'The other one to take a bit of severe stick is Rob (Mr. Pouter) Edwards. When you talk to him he always pouts back at you. He's had a serious haircut - one that obviously hasn't gone unnoticed by the boys.'

But the question all fans want to ask is 'how is the foot?'

'Touch wood I've been pain free since I got here.' he said, going on t praise the fans for their terrific support during his absence.

'And I'd just like to say thank you to the fans who have stood by me through all the injury problems I've had.

'They did the same with Jo Lescott and George Ndah when they were struggling.

'When they sing your name it takes away all the bad memories and the thought of getting back keeps you going. I'm very grateful to them.'

As we are to you Matt, for your part in getting us to the Promised Land.

And Vital Wolves is of the firm opinion that a fit Matt Murray between the sticks is definately a step closer to getting back their again.





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Date:Wednesday July 5 2006

Time: 12:58PM

 

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