Sheffield Wednesday enjoyed a 3-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon and Jacob Murphy was one of many players lauded for his performance. The 25-year-old came off the bench in the second half and got on the scoresheet to wrap up the victory at Loftus Road. Murphy has been in fine form since the turn of the year and supporters have taken note.
One positive this year is the transformation of Jacob Murphy from start of the season to now is massive #SWFC
— Andrew Fox (@Afoxich) July 11, 2020
Murphy has turned into a quality player for us ain't he 🔥⚽ #swfc
— markowl 🦉 (@johnada75157425) July 11, 2020
Class that performance. Just about finishing chances and building on it. What I'd do to have Windass and Murphy on a permanent deal though. #SWFC
— Joe. (@JozephSM) July 11, 2020
First thing we need to do for next season is to make sure we get Murphy back in #Swfc
— Josh Poole (@Pooleyboy94) July 11, 2020
Great performance. Murphy is a must next season. #swfc
— OR_1992 (@OR19922) July 11, 2020
I think Jacob Murphy deserves a lot of credit. He’s bounced back from indifferent form where he looked lightweight to become our best player IMO #swfc
— Billy Seamus 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈. (@BillyFensterFen) July 12, 2020
Never thought I’d be saying it in December but we could really do with getting Murphy back next season. First half of the season to now absolute chalk and cheese, looks a class act these days #swfc
— Daniel Nuttall (@Dan_the_owl) July 12, 2020
HAVE to sign Josh Windass and I’d also like to see Da Cruz back on loan for a full season.
Murphy is a must to get back too, wether that’s a permanent or (more likely) on loan! #swfc
— Ash Finney (@AshFinney1) July 11, 2020
Finally, I think the attackers were excellent. Windass a CF with his pace allowed attacks to form. Da Cruz and Murphy were also fantastic. Pace was very much the factor this afternoon, something we’ve lacked previously up front…. #swfc
— SWFC Lineups (@SWFCLineups) July 11, 2020
Against QPR, he played for 36 minutes, had 22 touches, won one aerial duel, completed 71.4% of his passes, created one chance, had one shot which hit the back of the net, made one tackle, whipped in one cross and made two interceptions.
Murphy joined Wednesday on loan from Newcastle United last summer and has gone on to make 41 appearances in all competitions, scoring seven goals with four assists. The £3.15m-rated wide-man has scored and created a total of eight goals since the turn of the year.
Murphy is due to return to Newcastle later this month, but Wednesday want to re-sign him next season. Whether Garry Monk will be successful remains to be seen, however, as the 25-year-old may want to fight for his place at St James’ Park – his deal in the North-East is up next year.