Norwich City youngster Jacob Murphy completes Southend loan deal

Jacob Murphy of Norwich is fouled by John Arne Riise of Fulham during The FA Cup match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Jacob Murphy of Norwich is fouled by John Arne Riise of Fulham during The FA Cup match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Thursday, March 27, 2014
3:25 PM

FA Youth Cup winner Jacob Murphy has joined Jamar Loza at League Two promotion hopefuls Southend after completing a loan move until the end of the season.

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Chris Hughton confirmed at Colney on Thursday afternoon Murphy was likely to join Loza at Roots Hall after Southend boss Phil Brown revealed he was keen on recruiting another of City’s exciting young talents.

“Yes, I think today is the deadline and that is very close to happening,” said Hughton. “Sometimes it works out well first time around, other times it is a second loan spell but it is great experience that is invaluable for the young ones to go and play real, competitive football and you find out a lot about these young players.”

Murphy made his senior Canaries debut this year, coming off the bench to replace twin brother Josh in the FA Cup third round 1-1 draw with Fulham at Carrow Road in January. The 19-year-old had a loan stint earlier this season at League One Swindon Town whilst Loza had previously been at Coventry and Orient prior to marking his full debut for Southend earlier this week with a goal and two assists in a 3-0 win against Oxford United.

Norwich Under-21s boss Mark Robson went and watched Loza’s star showing at Roots Hall and described the 19-year-old as “the best player on the pitch”.

Brown confirmed he was keen to add Murphy to his Shrimpers’ squad for the final push.

“Jacob could well be an option for us if Chris (Hughton) sees that another loan spell will do him good,” Brown told the Basildon Echo.

“We have been to watch a few of the Norwich games this season and were very impressed by both of the Murphy brothers, as well as Jamar.

“Josh has since gone on to be in and around the first team at Norwich but Jacob could well be someone we look to bring in.”

For more about Loza’s star turn for Southend, including video highlights from the game, click on this link.

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14 comments

  • Was it Bullard or Dullard ,Brew ? Anyhow I will have two pints of it.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Surely...not, Victor. there is a huge gap between the Championship and The Premiership, let alone lower down the League. Yes, for a game or two a player can raise his game, but over a longer period, I don't think so

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • I sort of like Phil Brown these days. The success at Hull clearly went to his head and he thought he had hit the big time. Since then he has calmed down and become much more humble.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Its amazing the amount of managers who lose a job and end up never taking another job because they still feel they are big time. Credit to Phil brown being brave and dropping down the leagues.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • He could be looking at our young players before he becomes our next manager !!

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    Melvyn Parkerson

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Isn't that bloke Simon Mann who ventured into Equatorial Guinea a member of the Mann brewing dynasty ? His father also captained Middlesex and England. Mann's Brown was very popular when I first started out. Did you ever try the old Worthington White Shield which had a recommended pouring time of five minutes ? My favourite tipple at the festival was the German smoked beer from Bamberg. Served in rather large steaming jars.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Steely, I`m absolutely fed up with Archant repeatedly blocking my replies. If I feel up to it, I`ll see you at your Billy-Bob bash. I`ll tell you then. Why do they do it? Who are they? WHY are they?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Good luck. I hope our club doesn`t let real future potential disappear for free. Old Creosote Phil seems to like Norwich`s Academy!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Where is Blaaffen today - I hope he is not put off by a one eyed BillyBob lurking in a dark corner of the Plasterers.

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    Steely Dan

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • my goodness melvyn,heaven forbid.

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    bluelight

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Fagen, how could I fail to recall that!? (Querybang). I should have had it off-Patteson. You know somebody`s bought the old S&P brand? Brew decent beers - tried some at Norwich Beer Festival. Likewise Lacon`s. No comment on that beyond `nice pump clip`... Watneys, in the guise of Norwich Brewery, relaunched Bullard`s Mild in the `80s. I got the brewer i\c into trouble by doctoring the advertising slogan, featuring a pic of him, into a `Wanted` poster. "Wanted: Black Jack B*****e. For talking a load of old Bullards". The local Director (a Mann) was not amused. Jack had proudly displayed the offending poster on his office wall. An ooops moment.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Seems impossible to get through today.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • It would be nice to see some of these young players make it in our first team or at least given a chance - particularly when you see the state of our first team squad this season. One goal and two assists in a three nil win, man of the match - got to be worth a try surely.

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    VictorM

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • He never recovered from the mocking he received from that player whose name I forget - lampooning Mr. Creosote`s on-field hectoring of the Hull players. Played for 1p5wich then got crocked.??

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, March 28, 2014

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