Archive for October 7th, 2004

Loan keeper : Osborn

roger6 @ 6:20 pm Thursday 07 October 2004

Walsall today completed the loan signing of goalkeeper Joe Murphy. The 23 year old Republic of Ireland international joins on a one month loan from West Brom, although the deal could be extended for a further two months. Murphy joined the Baggies from Tranmere and saved a Michael Owen penalty on his debut. He will be looking to establish himself as Paul Merson’s number one, with Mark Paston not fully fit.
Meanwhile, player coach Simon Osborn, 32, has relinquished his coaching role to concentrate on his playing career. The decision comes just a day after first team coach Iffy Onoura’s contract was terminated, leaving just player manager Merson and assistant manager Jim Walker in charge.
Finally, Matty Fryatt earned his second England under19 cap against the Czech Republic last night. He came on after 62 minutes and helped to set up England’s equaliser in a 1-1 draw.

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