Norwich City twins Josh and Jacob Murphy sign new long-term deals at the club

Norwich City youth players and twin brothers Jacob (left) and Josh Murphy from Downham Market. Picture: Matthew Usher. Norwich City youth players and twin brothers Jacob (left) and Josh Murphy from Downham Market. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Monday, December 23, 2013
7:22 PM

Norwich City ahave tonight confirmed that both Josh and Jacob Murphy have signed new contracts at the club for up to three-and-a-half years.

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Norwich City youth players and twin brothers Jacob and Josh Murphy from Downham Market - In a Newcastle kit - Jacob on left Josh on right. Picture: Matthew Usher.Norwich City youth players and twin brothers Jacob and Josh Murphy from Downham Market - In a Newcastle kit - Jacob on left Josh on right. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The West Norfolk-based twins - who signed their first professional deals back in January - have to put pen-to-paper at the end of a hugely successful 2013 that saw them both play integral roles in the Under-18s’ FA Youth Cup triumph, and Josh make his senior debut for manager Chris Hughton’s first team earlier this season.

Hughton said: “I’m probably as excited about this as I was about any of the signings we’ve made in the summer or during the season because they’re two lads who came through the academy system.

“They’ve been very good teenagers here at the club and they’ve developed very well. When you’re able to reward that, it’s something very exciting for the future.

“I know it’s news for which the response of the supporters will be very good. They’ve deserved it on what they’ve done so far, and now the next stage for them is to try and keep that development going.”

Norwich City youth players and twin brothers Jacob (right) and Josh Murphy from Downham Market, with parents Maxine and John Murphy. Picture: Matthew Usher.Norwich City youth players and twin brothers Jacob (right) and Josh Murphy from Downham Market, with parents Maxine and John Murphy. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Josh, who scored on his professional debut against Watford in the Capital One Cup meeting between the two sides in September, added: “I’m delighted. It’s one of the best feelings, signing a new contract at this brilliant club. I’m very happy.

“It’s been a great 2013 all around after winning the FA Youth Cup, which was a brilliant night for the academy and the club, and making my debut in the first team.

“I do everything with Jacob, we’ve got a close bond so for both of us to sign long contracts with the club is great.” Jacob, who has been training and travelling with the first team squad in recent weeks, also said: “It’s the perfect Christmas present. I’m happy for Josh and for myself as well to get some personal recognition. I’m delighted to sign a new contract.

“I haven’t had any first-team involvement yet – I’m close to it, travelling with them has been fun and a great experience – but to be involved in the FA Youth Cup win was special too. It’s been a brilliant year.”

11 comments

  • I look forward to the day when both of these lads are playing together in the first team.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  • I only just found out today that these two were born in Wembley. Would be rather poetic if they made it into the England senior team one day.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  • Jimhow you claim your comment is " light hearted". It is exactly the opposite . It is libellous and disgusting . How Archant , usually so ready to censure, allowed such an offensive comment to appear is of no credit to them. Go away Jimhow , you are not needed.

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    norman hall

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  • So happy for the lads, they absolutely deserve it! future pros no doubt about it. Amazing that the talent is now coming through the academy! absolutely loving it!

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    ncfc boy

    Monday, December 23, 2013

  • Archant, when I reported Jim's disgusting post I was informed other people had complained. Why is it still here? It speaks volumes about your attitude to r@cism as a corporate body. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I know local papers are failing but descending into filth like this is no way to save yourselves.

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    PaulWho

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  • Congratulations to the Murphy family for what they have achieved. I hope the comment of Jimhow will be removed as racist and ignorant, and that an apology will be issued to the Murphy family.

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    Richard Beaver

    Wednesday, December 25, 2013

  • I'll tell you how Jim, you sound like that Farage fellow, and that finger fantasy

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  • Good players lets hope hughton gives them a chance, are they eligible for england national team?

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    jmm

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  • Not sure that I have seen Jimhow post on here before but with comments like this one I hope it will be the last one. These two lads and the parents are a credit to each other regardless. The positive is whether this is the start of last years youngsters really making it through to the bigtime as not too many locally raised lads have made it in the past.

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    blackdog2

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

  • More Huckerby inspired haircuts, and they sign them so young these days, they don't look a day over two. The luckiest man though is that chap in the middle

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Monday, December 23, 2013

  • Good players lets hope hughton gives them a chance, are they eligible for england national team?

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    jmm

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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