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Scott Murray

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

26/05/1974

Signed

08/07/2003

Country

Scotland

The Aberdeen-born winger began his career at his local Highland League club Fraserbugh FC. He was part of the first team at Fraserburgh for four years, where consistent impressive appearances saw him earn trials at Celtic and Liverpool.

Despite having trials in Merseyside, Murray arrived in England with Aston Villa, a £35,000 move made headlines as at the time, was the biggest sum received by a Highland League club for a transfer.

He failed to make an impact at Villa Park and soon moved to Bristol City where he made more than 250 appearances during six years in the south-west – top scorer at Ashton Gate during the 2002/03 season.

A fee of £650,000 brought Murray to Madejski Stadium in June 2003, becoming a regular choice for Alan Pardew in his starting eleven, and for a time with Steve Coppell.

He appeared 34 times in the league that season scoring five goals on the way to a ninth place finish, three points shy of the Play-offs.

Murray did however make the Division Two play-offs that season as he re-joined Bristol City in March, although making it to the final they lost out due to an 84th minute penalty awarded to Brighton.

He was again a key feature in the Robbins push for promotion throughout the 2006/07 season, however a stress fracture of his fourth metatarsal bone restricted him to just 29 league appearances.

When his time was finally up at Ashton Gate, he moved on to Cheltenham on loan and Yeovil, before ending his career with a two-year spell at Conference side Bath City. 

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