Norwich City’s Josh Murphy wants to tear up the Championship

Josh Murphy makes one young Norwich City fan happy at a signing session on Thursday. Picture: Denise Bradley Josh Murphy makes one young Norwich City fan happy at a signing session on Thursday. Picture: Denise Bradley

Friday, July 11, 2014
7:00 AM

Norwich City’s highly-rated wide player Josh Murphy is ready to tear up the Championship.

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The 19-year-old burst onto the big stage last season with a stunning goal in a Capital One Cup win at Watford before making his Premier League debut at Manchester City.

Murphy ended up playing 13 games in the Canaries’ senior ranks and he is determined to play an even bigger role in the Championship fightback under new boss Neil Adams.

“This is a massive year for me. I played 13 or 14 games, I had a taste of the Premier League and I am hungry for more action,” he said. “This season I am just going to, firstly, go and fight for my place and then when I get that I want to stay in the team and show the fans what I can do and hopefully tear up the Championship.

“I feel like I can do a job and the manager does or he wouldn’t have put me in the team. The gaffer played me against Fulham and Liverpool over the run-in and that showed he wasn’t scared to play me.

“If I am given the chance I feel I can prove to myself and the fans I can do the job. Rather than people looking at my age I want them to see me scoring goals and getting the fans off their feet and trying to bring success to this club.”

The England Under-19 international admitted it was a steep learning curve mixing with the very best.

“It is weird. Maybe the week before you are watching them on the television and wondering what it would be like to play against them and the next you are grappling and grabbing with (Steven) Gerrard and (Luis) Suarez and players like that,” he said. “It is just an unbelievable feeling and when you watch it back you almost have to ask yourself, ‘Why am I running around the pitch there with those players?’ It is surreal but I wouldn’t change that experience for the world.

“The Premier League is where we all want to be. We have players in this club who are Premier League standard and we should be there.

“It’ll be a tough season, a lot of fixtures and a physically demanding season but we have shown a lot of togetherness so far in pre-season.”

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19 comments

  • Talk is so cheap with you lot

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    Millsey

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Whilst on the Leonard Cohen theme, would you think that Snodgrass's number should be "Hey that's no way to say goodbye?

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    Igno Rance

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Now old Fagen & Swiss are invoking that doyen of Happy Clappery, Leornard "Smiler" Cohen, how about we consider failure! Should we go down, I suggest "Life Fades Away" written by Glenn Danzig for Roy Orbison. Most Cohenesque. Johnny Cash`s late-in-life rendering of "Hurt" would be apposite, too. The perennially jolly Rick Rubin was involved in producing both, I think.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Surrey canary, I had W.B.A. Villa and Hull as my three for relegation but, after seeing Southampton cashing in on the manager and their best players they might have to come into the mix to the relief of one of the others.

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    Egyptian canary

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Money doesn't give you hungry players. Egyptian, I've got Southampton down for relegation. What NCFC have to watch out for is over-confidence. They're going to be in for some grinding battles over the season. But it is refreshing having a positive note from the manager rather than too much focus on the 'quality' of the opposition all the time.

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    Surrey Canary

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Give the young ones a chance to prove themselves, cannot be any worse than last seasons debacle

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    Derek McDonald

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Well Steely, if we start wining again I will personally and give a rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Swiss - don't forget the Dan. I would like to see City take the field with 'Your gold teeth' playing on the tannoy, or even something by Leonard Cohen. The friendly chap on the gardening counter in Thorn's thinks that one of the Murphy's ,he's not sure which one, will make a big step forward this year and dominate the division.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Well said Flying Canary, after seeing what's happened at Southampton when you get good players coming through the vultures come flying in, so we must not go the same route. This is what we have done so many times in the past. You just have to look around all the division's at what I call " the Norwich connection"

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    Egyptian canary

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • It's lads like the Murphy boys and Elliot Bennett that are the future of Norwich City. You can keep your rich Russians and oil sheiks who finance all these foreign players (wonderful though they are to watch at times.) I would much rather be at Carrow Rd watching young British lads and, even better, lads that have come through the Academy playing for a club they love, not calculating what car to buy with their next week's wages.

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    Flying Canary

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Like you, TK, I reckon Elliott Bennett has great potential in that attacking full-back\wing-back role. Way back in the Lambo days, EB was drafted into emergency RB duties due to injuries during the match. On-loan "Grasshopper" Naughton went to CB alongside Cafu. We had lost both CBs - Whitbread and (?). It was vs Bolton. And we won! No fear. The Lambo way.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • It feels like a breath of fresh air around Carrow Road, so good to see our own home grown talent talking the talk and we all know he can walk the walk it can only mean good things for Norwich and England, go on Josh we believe in you.

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    Colwyn Canary

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • I can see Elliott Bennett converting to right back with young Josh in front of him on the wing, if this happens we will tear the opposition apart with lightning pace. Exciting times ahead, OTBC.

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    TrevorKeith

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Just what the fans want to hear , confidence in abundance , good for you young man .!,, your brother won't be far behind you .

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    trevor harvey

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Nice to see the young uns getting a say. The academy link with the first squad seems to be strengthening.

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    cutty

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Nebermindthedanger, contender for leading our Joy Division as a New Order takes over at Carra Rud.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Nothing would give us fans more pleasure than to see Josh have a fantastic season and being in the Championship may give him (and some of the other youngsters) more opportunities. Go for it, son!!

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    Kent Anglian

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Josh......., Josh will tear you apart ....... again !

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    nevermindthedanger

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • With the assumed further departures from the club, Josh will in no doubt be one of the headline makers of our squad in the coming season.OTBC ....... please, please, please Josh be our McKenzie at 1p5wich .......

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    nevermindthedanger

    Friday, July 11, 2014

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