Motherwell’s McCall praises Murphy ahead of Sheffield United move

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has heaped praise on Jamie Murphy after his final appearance for the club.

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has heaped praise on Jamie Murphy after his final appearance for the club.

The 23-year old winger is set to officially join Championship club Sheffield United following Wednesday night’s performance in the 1-0 defeat at Celtic and he was honoured by the club prior to his shift down south.

"I had a tear in my eye going on the pitch at the end for Jamie," McCall said. "We had a few words and a round of applause for him in the dressing room.

"I think he will do really well down there and he will always be welcome at Motherwell.

"He is a terrific kid. I have only known him two years but was lucky to work with him."

And Murphy admitted it was an emotional moment for him to play his final game for the Well after coming through the clubs youth academy.

"I was welling up a little bit, seeing the fans clapping me off and all the boys clapping behind me. It was something I will always remember,” he added.

"I have been at Motherwell 11 years. I have grown up as a player and a person.

"I will miss the boys in the changing room, I have a few big brothers and a few little brothers so leaving them is the hardest thing."

 
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