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Warnock Wants More Defensive Nous From Murphy

Warnock Wants More Defensive Nous From Murphy

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.”

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