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Swansea Target Scunthorpe Keeper Murphy

Swansea Target Scunthorpe Keeper Murphy

Wales Online are reporting that Roberto Martinez could be targeting Scunthorpe goalkeeper Joe Murphy after watching him in action recently in their play-off semi final match against MK Dons.

The first leg of their tie, played last Friday, ended in a 1-1 draw. Murphy conceded a 27th minute goal as the Dons cancelled out an early opener from Woolford.

He was replaced on the 88th minute though as he suffered a groin injury.

Swansea City face competition for his signature though as fellow Championship club Coventry City are keen to secure his services this Summer.

The highly-rated shot stopper is out of contract in June and can join a new club on a free transfer.

The 27 year-old is the Iron's first choice goalkeeper, and this season he has had 5 bookings and 1 sending off.

His player profile on Scunthorpe's official site reads:

A near ever-present, goalkeeper Joe Murphy will go down in history as one of the club's greatest 'stoppers. The Republic of Ireland international played a pivotal part in the club's 2006-07 League One-winning campaign, keeping 24 clean sheets.

Martinez is on the lookout for goalkeepers as Dorus De Vries is yet to sign a new 2-year contract. The Swans set a 7-day deadline after offering him a new deal to sign which has now passed. His agent says De Vries could still sign a contract and stay, but it's look increasingly unlikely that will happen.

Birmingham's Colin Doyle has also been mentioned as a possible target, who could sign on a season-long loan.



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday May 15 2009
Time: 2:19PM

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