Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock says Josh Murphy must “learn to do other things” after an encouraging debut off the bench last week. The 23-year-old winger has been the focus of the build-up to Saturday’s clash with Newcastle in the national media because of the intriguing match-up with his identical twin brother Jacob, who will be on the visiting side.
They are set to become only the second-ever set of twins – after Michael and Will Keane – to face each other in the top flight.
Murphy showed some promise when coming on for Nathaniel Mendez-Laing at Bournemouth last weekend, but ultimately it was his fault that, by not tracking back, the Cherries sealed the points with Callum Wilson’s 91st-minute goal.
“He’s got to learn to do other things in his game and he’s a lovely lad who wants to work,” said Warnock.
“Murph really wants to please me and the fans, every training session. You know [Lee] Peltier and Loic Damour are going to kick him, but you want players like that.
“Him and Bobby Reid are a breath of fresh air. I think he’ll improve away from home when we ask him to do the defensive side. I think he’ll learn that.”