Grip hints at Murphy return
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tord Grip has revealed Danny Murphy could win a recall to the England squad.Tord Grip has revealed Danny Murphy could win a recall to the England squad.
Sven Goran Eriksson's right-hand man watched Murphy in action last weekend as he scored twice in the win at West Brom.
Grip was impressed by the former Liverpool man and has hinted he could return to the international fold for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Poland.
Eriksson is expected to watch Murphy against Tottenham this weekend before he names his squad on Sunday.
"In midfield we have had some good players like Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and David Beckham," said Grip.
"But if Murphy goes on playing like he has done so far we will watch him - Sven is going to see his game on Saturday. We will see.
"He is doing so well for Charlton and of course if you pick a player from a team doing well then you know that you will have a confident player, that's for sure.
"Danny has been terrific. He did well even last season but this season Charlton are playing him alongside Alexei Smertin and one holding midfield player so he can go forward a little bit more.
"Murphy is very good. He has some sort of free role, is good on the ball and came in to the box and scored the second goal on Saturday and that was very nice."
Grip also admitted that Charlton winger Jerome Thomas had caught his eye this season.
"Jerome on the left is an interesting player because he's also a very tricky player - he's quick and has good technique and likes to beat people. He's doing very well too," added Grip.