Date of birth
Born in Cumbria, Murray began his career playing for non-league Workington Reds in 2002, before moving to join USL side Wilmington Hammerheads in 2004.
From there he signed for Barrow, where he scored seven in as many games, then joined Carlisle United in the Conference National – achieving back-to-back promotions from non-league into League One ready for the 2006/07 season.
Murray spent the majority of that following campaign out on loan, firstly with Stockport then moving to fellow League Two side Rochdale in October.
Signing with Dale for a nominal fee that January, a fine run of goalscoring form saw the striker net 15 times in 22 appearances towards the end of the season.
He started out the 2007/08 season with the same club and then in the January transfer window, Brighton made a winning bid for the inform poacher, bringing him to Falmer Stadium for a £300,000 fee.
Over three-and-a-half seasons with the seagulls, Murray made 117(+19) appearances and scored 56 goals. 22 of those came in their 2010/11 League One winning season, as he finished runner-up to Craig Mackail-Smith in the race for the golden boot.
On May 24th, Murray signed for rival club Crystal Palace on a free transfer, signing a three-year contract. In his second season as an Eagle, he equated 30 league goals, topping the scoring charts and in doing so, helping Palace attain promotion to the Premier League via a Play-Off final.
Having signed a new three-year deal that March, Murray played in 14 games during the clubs first season back in the top flight. He scored his first Premier League goal against Swansea in March to earn his team a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium.
At the start of the 2014/15 campaign, Murray played three games for Palace before dropping down to the Championship to join the Royals on loan until New Year’s Day.
He scored a brace on his debut against Fulham at Madejski Stadium, and went on to notch eight times in 18 starts for the club.
Upon returning to Palace he scored seven in 17 to take his tally to 15 for the season across both clubs, and signed another contract extension with the Eagles until 2017.