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REVEALED: How Norwich boss Hughton identifies Murphy twins

Josh Murphy has revealed how he and twin brother Jacob has Norwich City boss Chris Hughton baffled.

Hughton has ­ordered the identical 18-year-olds to wear different coloured boots so he can tell them apart.

Left-winger Josh, star of ­Norwich's 1-1 FA Cup draw with Fulham at the weekend, said: "Until about three weeks ago we wore the same coloured boots.

"But the gaffer said, 'I can tell the difference when I'm close to you, but when you're on the other side of the pitch, I don't know who's who'.

"So they've made us swap. I've got to wear orange boots and Jacob wears blue ones, so that way they can tell the difference.

"But right now we don't mind because it helps the team out and the gaffer out.

"And they're only a pair of boots, at the end of the day."

"I reckon once they get used to our playing styles, we could go back to wearing the same ­coloured boots again."

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