Jacob Murphy is a big hit at Coventry

Jacob Murphy of Norwich and Orel Dgani of Maccabi Haifa in action during the pre season friendly mat

Jacob Murphy of Norwich and Orel Dgani of Maccabi Haifa in action during the pre season friendly match at Kufstein Arena, Kufstein. Photo: Paul Chesterton - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Jacob Murphy has been tipped to become a major player for Coventry City.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray signed the Norwich City younsster on a season-long loan deal. the 20-year-old made his full debut in Monday's 2-2 draw at home to Southend United – and was the League One club's star performer on the night.

Muprhy had already made an immediate impression on Coventry fans with a spectacular goal after comiing on as a sub against Walsall two days earlier, and almost repeated the trick against Southend, only to see keeper Daniel Bentley turn his 25-yard curler over the bar.

And Mowbray believes there is a lot more to come from Murphy.

'We said we wanted pace and individuality and Jacob Murphy can bring that,' said Mowbray; 'that's why he's here.


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'We have to give him the ball, leave him on a one-to-one with the defender and he'll go past people, get to the byline so Adam Armstrong or whoever is arriving in the box and can score goals.

'There's miles more to come from him and I've told him that.

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'Sometimes I feel as if I'm in there ranting at him, telling him what he doesn't do well, but basically I'm telling him he's a match winner for us.

'He's a quiet lad by nature – a bit shy, a bit introverted, so he's got to integrate, feel like he's one of the group.

'When he settles in, finds his accommodation and really feels a part of our football club, he will develop and we'll really see what he can do.'

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