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Joe Murphy agrees to join Huddersfield Town at end of Coventry City contract

17 June 2014

Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley wishes goalkeeper Joe Murphy well after the goalkeeper agrees to join Championship side Huddersfield Town

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has wished goalkeeper Joe Murphy well after he today agreed to join Championship club Huddersfield Town.

The 32-year-old, who played more than 150 games for City over a three-year spell after joining from Scunthorpe, signed for the Terriers this afternoon and will join them on July 1st after his contract with the Sky Blues expires.

Pressley said: “I can’t speak highly enough of Joe. He has been a wonderful professional during my time here and the fact he’s missed just one league game in three seasons speaks volumes.

“But the draw of the Championship was simply too great for him to turn down and while 32 is still young for a keeper, it’s understandable that he wanted to move to a higher level at this stage of his career.

“Everyone at Coventry City would like to wish him well.”

Development director Steve Waggott said the club would now step up its search for a second senior goalkeeper to compete with Lee Burge for the number one spot.

He said: “We worked hard to keep Joe but the pull of Championship football and the improved deal that brings made it difficult.

“As Steven says, we wish Joe all the best for his future career but we have to move forward. The manager and Neil MacFarlane have identified targets to bring in and we will be working over the next few weeks to make that happen.

“They see Lee Burge as a great prospect and believe he is more than capable of making the step up to first team level but it’s important to get a second goalkeeper in as competition for places is important in every position.”

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