HTAFC confirms goalkeeper at the Club
- Brian Murphy joins Huddersfield Town on trial
- Chris Powell explains the reasons behind this spell
- Irish goalkeeper released by QPR this summer
Huddersfield Town can confirm that goalkeeper Brian Murphy is spending an initial week on trial at the Club.
The 32 year-old Irishman, who was released by Queens Park Rangers at the conclusion of the 2014/15 season, will spend seven days working with Town’s Head of Goalkeeping Nick Colgan and the Club’s other senior goalkeepers.
Huddersfield Town Manager Chris Powell commented:
“As a Club, we are constantly looking at players and Brian’s trial period here is in line with that policy.
“Although we have good strength in our goalkeeping at the moment, it is always prudent to look at what is available on the market. Brian was recommended to our Head of Goalkeeping Nick Colgan and we’re happy to have a closer look at him for an initial week.
“He’s not played a lot of senior games over the last few seasons and it will be good to watch him in action.”
The Waterford-born custodian first came to England as a teenager when he joined Manchester City. Following loan spells at Oldham Athletic and Peterborough United, he moved to Wales to play for Swansea City in 2003.
After three years with the Swans, Brian returned to Ireland to play for Bohemians; spending two seasons with the Club as its number one. During his time at the Club, he was named the League of Ireland ‘Player of the Year’ in 2008 and keeping an impressive 63 clean sheets in just 97 league games.
A move back to England followed in 2010, when Brian spent a season with Ipswich Town – playing 25 games in all competitions.
He’s spent the last four years on the books at QPR, playing once last season in a 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Burton Albion.