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10 facts: New signing Glenn Murray

1 September 2014

Factfile on our new frontman

The Royals have signed Glenn Murray on loan, here's ten facts about our new man:

He was born on 25th September 1983 in Cumbria.

He started his playing days in non-League with Workington and spent a year on loan in North Carolina early in his career.

He is a former teammate of Adam Le Fondre's at Rochdale, who were his second professional club after Carlisle.

Brighton was his destination in 2008 with a fee of around £300,000 changing hands.

In 2010-11 he was League One's second highest scorer behind Craig Mackail-Smith with 22 to his name.

With his contracting expiring on the south coast, he signed a three-year deal with Crystal Palace.

He scored an extra-time winner at Old Trafford to knock Man Utd out of the League Cup.

He holds the record for the most goals ever scored before Christmas in a Championship season with 20 in 2012-13.

He unfortunately missed the 2013 play-off final through injury, returning to action in February of this year and making 14 appearances in the Premier League.

He is on social media: www.twitter.com/GM_83 and www.instagram.com/gajm83

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