Murray hoping for start

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RONAN Murray is hoping to be soon given his first start for Swindon after scoring his second goal for the club in the 3-0 win over Morecambe on Saturday.

The Irishman’s composed finish in the latter stages of the second half ended all hopes of a fightback by the Shrimps and ensured Town extended their unbeaten run to 15 games.

Paolo Di Canio has used Murray as an impact sub since he joined from Ipswich on loan deadline day towards the end of last month, but two goals in his last two games will certainly give the Town boss plenty of food for thought.

And while Murray accepts that he has had some catching up to do with his new teammates in terms of fitness levels, he now feels ready to get 90 minutes under his belt.

“It has been very much about the training recently because I had been playing reserve football at Ipswich and it is not the same as playing competitive football,” he told the Advertiser.

“I am just getting the fitness back in training and looking to get as many minutes as possible on the pitch.

“I feel ready to start but that is up to the gaffer so I will just do my stuff in training and that is all I can do.”

After labouring to a 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers, Town showed great character to produce a professional performance and comfortably see off Morecambe at the weekend.

And Murray believes their performance proved that he and his teammates are always striving to better themselves at every opportunity.

“It was a brilliant win for the lads,” he added. “We knew we had to put in a performance after last weekend and the gaffer said all week that we had to improve and I feel the lads showed on Saturday they had the spirit to bounce back.”

Murray, who has made four appearances for the Robins, will stay at the County Ground until January 14.

And the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international is loving every minute of his time in Wiltshire so far.

“My time here has been brilliant,” he added. “It is a great club, there is a great bunch of lads here and I am really enjoying it.”

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12:34pm Fri 23 Dec 11

SAPFanSTFC says...

I'm sure you'd be welcome to stay Ronan!..you look a great prospect and very much one for PDC
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I'm sure you'd be welcome to stay Ronan!..you look a great prospect and very much one for PDC :-) SAPFanSTFC
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3:08pm Fri 23 Dec 11

stfc2012 says...

Looks a good prospect but need to see players over a good few games. Players always keen to impress when new to a squad. Atiku & Lanzano did enough to get 2 year deals... A football fan's biggest weakness is sometimes having their objectivity clouded by sentiment. I want players that score goals, do the business, work hard for their money and get results. Forget the badge and talking about how good the club / fans are - do the business on the pitch - that's what will get us promoted.
Looks a good prospect but need to see players over a good few games. Players always keen to impress when new to a squad. Atiku & Lanzano did enough to get 2 year deals... A football fan's biggest weakness is sometimes having their objectivity clouded by sentiment. I want players that score goals, do the business, work hard for their money and get results. Forget the badge and talking about how good the club / fans are - do the business on the pitch - that's what will get us promoted. stfc2012
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4:34pm Fri 23 Dec 11

Malkym says...

Can't argue with a lot of that 2012! And although, there's nothing wrong in being passionate about the club you support, it is sometimes difficult for some fans to change those tinted contact lenses!
Can't argue with a lot of that 2012! And although, there's nothing wrong in being passionate about the club you support, it is sometimes difficult for some fans to change those tinted contact lenses! Malkym
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5:20pm Fri 23 Dec 11

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

My first impression of Ronan Murray was that he was very similar to Eliot Benyon, which was that he was too lightweight and not particularly aggressive enough for league 2.
However his later showing against Morecambe was much improved, and I would like to think that we would keep him until the end of the season.
Assuming that we do actually sign Paul Benson in early January, which would be good news; perhaps we could return Jake Jervis back to his parent club, and also find a club to take Lukas Magera on loan until the end of the season at least.
My first impression of Ronan Murray was that he was very similar to Eliot Benyon, which was that he was too lightweight and not particularly aggressive enough for league 2. However his later showing against Morecambe was much improved, and I would like to think that we would keep him until the end of the season. Assuming that we do actually sign Paul Benson in early January, which would be good news; perhaps we could return Jake Jervis back to his parent club, and also find a club to take Lukas Magera on loan until the end of the season at least. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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6:27pm Fri 23 Dec 11

Oi Den! says...

stfc2012 wrote:
Looks a good prospect but need to see players over a good few games. Players always keen to impress when new to a squad. Atiku & Lanzano did enough to get 2 year deals... A football fan's biggest weakness is sometimes having their objectivity clouded by sentiment. I want players that score goals, do the business, work hard for their money and get results. Forget the badge and talking about how good the club / fans are - do the business on the pitch - that's what will get us promoted.
Tend to agree but I suppose players have to say nice things about the club they've just joined. "Great bunch of lads" seems to be the standard cliché.
You're right about our views getting clouded by sentiment. Downright bias is a culprit too. I wonder how many Town fans would have been saying what a great manager PDC is if had taken over at Oxford instead of here? My guess is that many would have been happy to level the same criticisms that they now complain about. Tribalism will win the day over rational assessment any day. I'm sure we are all guilty of it to one degree or another.
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"Atiku and Lanzano did enough to get two year deals". Is that said with tongue firmly in cheek? Two year deals seem to have been handed out a little too freely in the summer.
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: Looks a good prospect but need to see players over a good few games. Players always keen to impress when new to a squad. Atiku & Lanzano did enough to get 2 year deals... A football fan's biggest weakness is sometimes having their objectivity clouded by sentiment. I want players that score goals, do the business, work hard for their money and get results. Forget the badge and talking about how good the club / fans are - do the business on the pitch - that's what will get us promoted.[/p][/quote]Tend to agree but I suppose players have to say nice things about the club they've just joined. "Great bunch of lads" seems to be the standard cliché. You're right about our views getting clouded by sentiment. Downright bias is a culprit too. I wonder how many Town fans would have been saying what a great manager PDC is if had taken over at Oxford instead of here? My guess is that many would have been happy to level the same criticisms that they now complain about. Tribalism will win the day over rational assessment any day. I'm sure we are all guilty of it to one degree or another. . "Atiku and Lanzano did enough to get two year deals". Is that said with tongue firmly in cheek? Two year deals seem to have been handed out a little too freely in the summer. Oi Den!
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6:45pm Fri 23 Dec 11

smirg kcab says...

what a difference a year makes? im sure some children will have replica kits for christmas, forget the premiership ones. an s,t,f,c, is a must, get those kids to the games this year even if it is for the first time, this is now a club that is going places under our new regime,our fans are second to none in this division, when i went to burton,macclefield,a
ccrington the home fans must have been shell shocked on the number we took, and the singing we created.even if we lost 2/3 of those games.
i have asked santa for izale mccloed and jack lester to complete this squad, who has given all to the cause so far, we have many home games in the new year so lets get behind them,beat wigan, get to wembley and push for the top spot.(im not asking for much)
onwards and upwards.............
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looks like the venkys are doing the fitton..how sad when all the fans can see it but the people who owns the clubs are so dumb.............
what a difference a year makes? im sure some children will have replica kits for christmas, forget the premiership ones. an s,t,f,c, is a must, get those kids to the games this year even if it is for the first time, this is now a club that is going places under our new regime,our fans are second to none in this division, when i went to burton,macclefield,a ccrington the home fans must have been shell shocked on the number we took, and the singing we created.even if we lost 2/3 of those games. i have asked santa for izale mccloed and jack lester to complete this squad, who has given all to the cause so far, we have many home games in the new year so lets get behind them,beat wigan, get to wembley and push for the top spot.(im not asking for much) onwards and upwards............. ......... looks like the venkys are doing the fitton..how sad when all the fans can see it but the people who owns the clubs are so dumb............. smirg kcab
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4:03pm Sat 24 Dec 11

mascot says...

When Jervis goes I think we will struggle hes been the one key, since coming on loan we havnt lost.
You need effort up front to kill off the oppostion
Merry Christmas all
When Jervis goes I think we will struggle hes been the one key, since coming on loan we havnt lost. You need effort up front to kill off the oppostion Merry Christmas all mascot
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