Murray drops Carlisle hint
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Murray has issued a come-and-get-me plea to former club Carlisle United.
Paul Murray has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Carlisle United.
The former QPR midfielder enjoyed huge popularity during his brief spell with the club during the mid-1990's and he now says he would love to return to northern Cumbria.
Murray has recently been plying his trade in Portugal with Beira Mar but is presently available on a free transfer after being released.
Although the Carlisle-born 29-year-old is currently undergoing physiotherapy for a serious knee injury, he says that when he regains fitness, possibly in February, he would love to return to Brunton Park.
"If I need to play a few games to get fully fit and I can do Simmo [Cumbrians boss Paul Simpson] a favour while he does me one, that could happen," he told the News & Star.
"My ambitions are to get back as high as I can but I've obviously got ties here because I was born here and played for the club as a young lad.
"I would like to play for the club again. Whether it was in the next two months, or in one, two, three or four years' time, I've got no doubts about that.
"I want to come back and give something back to Carlisle."
Murray was recently linked with a move to Sheffield Wednesday and it is believed that manager Paul Sturrock is still monitoring the situation.