Danny Murphy isn’t ready to call time on his playing career yet – and the Fulham captain wants to spend at least another season at Craven Cottage.
The 35 year-old’s contract with the Whites expires this summer and he has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal, but Martin Jol remains a real admirer of his skipper’s ability and Fulham are not yet close to finding a replacement for their creative spark. Murphy certainly feels he’s got plenty left in the tank:
Every time I go out there, I enjoy it more and more. As long as the legs keep taking me, I’ll keep playing.
I feel ok at the moment. It’s nice to have the odd breather now and then, but I love playing. I’m enjoying it more than ever.
As for the remainder of the current season, Murphy is looking up the table. After an indifferent start under Jol, which saw the Londoners hovering dangerously close to the relegation scrap, Fulham now sit in tenth place and Murphy says there’s no reason why they shouldn’t push on to a top half finish.
We’ve got tough games coming up, especially on the road. But we have some games at home we feel we can win.
So, top 10 would be a great achievement in many ways. We are still a long way behind a lot of clubs in terms of budget and our squad. But we are confident we can finish in that position because we’ve done it two out of the last three seasons. To do it again shows progress.