In and out: Murphy set for Wisbech Town return while Gibbs close to departure

Sam Murphy is close to wearing the red of Wisbech again. Picture: Steve Williams. Sam Murphy is close to wearing the red of Wisbech again. Picture: Steve Williams.

Saturday, October 12, 2013
9:45 AM

Midfielder Sam Murphy is poised to make his Wisbech Town return at Cogenhoe United today.

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The young playmaker, a product of the Fenmen’s youth set-up, joined Peterborough Northern Star in June 2012 after failing to hold down a regular place in Steve Appleby’s side.

But he looks set to complete a comeback to his hometown club – now managed by former team-mates Paul Cousins and Scott Johnson – and, subject to paperwork being completed, will go straight into the squad for this afternoon’s United Counties League Premier Division fixture.

Cousins said: “Sam has been playing for PNS but he’s a local lad who left to get more of a chance at playing at this level.

“He’s shown he can do a job at this level and we feel he’s most definitely good enough for us. We put in seven days for him and he’s said he wants to come back. We’ve brought him in to add a bit of creativity.”

One player who won’t be making the trip to Northamptonshire is striker Gary Gibbs. He is close to rejoining Peterborough Sports after just two matches with the higher-level Fenmen.

Cousins, who will also be without Charlie Butt because he has been “temporarily” recalled by parent club King’s Lynn Town, said: “I’m a bit disappointed Gary is going. He didn’t give himself much of a chance to see if he was good enough at our level. But he’s said he doesn’t feel he’s good enough so I understand why he’s leaving.”

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