Jacob Murphy joins Southend United on loan from Norwich City

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JACOB Murphy has joined Southend United on loan until the end of the season from Norwich City.

As was revealed in yesterday’s Echosport, the 19-year-old winger has signed until the end of the season and will go straight in to the squad for tomorrow’s game against Torquay United at Roots Hall.

Blues boss Phil Brown said: “Jacob’s got a lot of pace and belief.

“He’s got a smile on his face and I can’t wait to witness what he brings to the party.

“He can play left or right wing; he has good feet and an eye for goal.

“Norwich rate him really highly and I’m looking forward to utilising him, starting with what is another very important game against Torquay.

“We need to go out there and build on what was a very good result and performance against Oxford on Monday.”

Eighth placed Blues will be hopeful of seeing off bottom of the table Torquay in front of their own fans.

And striker Jamar Loza, who has made an impressive start to his own loan spell at Southend from Norwich, is looking forward to again teaming up Murphy.

“Jacob and I play really well together,”said Loza.

“A lot of my goals at Norwich come from him.

“We link up well and have good chemistry so hopefully we can do the same while we’re at Southend together.”

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11:20pm Thu 27 Mar 14

trever says...

what's the point of having an academy, we'll have 4 young loan players from premier clubs for a month, getting first team experience, what's so bad about our youth products that they don't get a chance.
Whatever happens they won't be here next season, and could go anytime, talk about short termism, is this the way to build a team.
what's the point of having an academy, we'll have 4 young loan players from premier clubs for a month, getting first team experience, what's so bad about our youth products that they don't get a chance. Whatever happens they won't be here next season, and could go anytime, talk about short termism, is this the way to build a team. trever
  • Score: -6

1:33pm Fri 28 Mar 14

TheEssexWay says...

Unfortunately a lot of the lower league clubs have to rely on loan players and for the teams loaning them out it often gives younger players a chance to get some playing time and further their work experience and fitness, which is a positive move. Look at the two full backs the blues have brought in to cover injuries of which we have suffered badly recently, Egan & Sokolik have resulted in three clean sheets since their arrival, after we were leaking unnecessary goals and costing us points. Also consider last season Britt Assombolonga was on loan at Southend and scored quite a few goals, which resulted in Peterboro signing him for over £1 mil, he has gone on to score over 30 goals this season, all due to going on loan from his then parent club Watford. Cauley Woodrow was on loan with us earlier in the season and at just 20 years old was recalled by Fulham and has now been playing for their first team.

Point made me thinks?
Unfortunately a lot of the lower league clubs have to rely on loan players and for the teams loaning them out it often gives younger players a chance to get some playing time and further their work experience and fitness, which is a positive move. Look at the two full backs the blues have brought in to cover injuries of which we have suffered badly recently, Egan & Sokolik have resulted in three clean sheets since their arrival, after we were leaking unnecessary goals and costing us points. Also consider last season Britt Assombolonga was on loan at Southend and scored quite a few goals, which resulted in Peterboro signing him for over £1 mil, he has gone on to score over 30 goals this season, all due to going on loan from his then parent club Watford. Cauley Woodrow was on loan with us earlier in the season and at just 20 years old was recalled by Fulham and has now been playing for their first team. Point made me thinks? TheEssexWay
  • Score: 3

1:40pm Fri 28 Mar 14

TheEssexWay says...

p.s. I forgot to add that Phil Brown HAS given some of our academy players a chance in the first team, Seedy Njie & Jason Williams, not to mention Jack Payne & Ryan Auger, now signed on contract and unfortunately up until now, not quite good enough! We have got an excellent scout in Bob Shaw who has a wealth of experience at a top level, he has been solely responsible for bringing in some quality loanees this season, let's hope he can put it to some use to bring some quality players to enhance the squad next season on a permanent basis, but we need to give him, Phil Brown & Dave Penney a little more time?
p.s. I forgot to add that Phil Brown HAS given some of our academy players a chance in the first team, Seedy Njie & Jason Williams, not to mention Jack Payne & Ryan Auger, now signed on contract and unfortunately up until now, not quite good enough! We have got an excellent scout in Bob Shaw who has a wealth of experience at a top level, he has been solely responsible for bringing in some quality loanees this season, let's hope he can put it to some use to bring some quality players to enhance the squad next season on a permanent basis, but we need to give him, Phil Brown & Dave Penney a little more time? TheEssexWay
  • Score: 3

3:40pm Fri 28 Mar 14

trever says...

I agree with TheEssexWays first comment about giving loanees a chance to get some playing time and further their work experience and fitness, its great for them and there parent club, to go along with the experience and regular football they get playing in their under 21 league. Our kids don't get any, after the youth team, its first team or nothing, just some friendlies, been about 12 this season, Egan & Sokolik have done well, hope Prosser will wait around for one of them to go, Bentley was given a chance and its paid off, Seedy Njie has not played at all this season, Jason Williams has played only a few minutes, Jack Payne has not started a league game, has come on as late sub a few times and done well, looks like he's got potential, Auger did play 1 game, Southend didn't sell Britt Assombolonga for over £1 mil, Cauly Woodrow left Southend because he didn't get enough football, they call the shoots, he gained valuable experience which helped him & Fulham, loanees are a short term fix, can be a good thing sometimes, but we need to think long term and give our kids a chance.
I agree with TheEssexWays first comment about giving loanees a chance to get some playing time and further their work experience and fitness, its great for them and there parent club, to go along with the experience and regular football they get playing in their under 21 league. Our kids don't get any, after the youth team, its first team or nothing, just some friendlies, been about 12 this season, Egan & Sokolik have done well, hope Prosser will wait around for one of them to go, Bentley was given a chance and its paid off, Seedy Njie has not played at all this season, Jason Williams has played only a few minutes, Jack Payne has not started a league game, has come on as late sub a few times and done well, looks like he's got potential, Auger did play 1 game, Southend didn't sell Britt Assombolonga for over £1 mil, Cauly Woodrow left Southend because he didn't get enough football, they call the shoots, he gained valuable experience which helped him & Fulham, loanees are a short term fix, can be a good thing sometimes, but we need to think long term and give our kids a chance. trever
  • Score: -1

12:03pm Sat 29 Mar 14

TheEssexWay says...

I forgot to mention Bentley trever, but good point, what a great example he has been? Don't agree personally about Jack Payne though, every time he gets the ball he is susceptible to being barged off it, which he always succumbs to, due to his size, but he does try hard will give him that, unfortunately he doesn't seem to get anywhere when he does! Didn't say that seedy had played this season, he played last, but had been given an opportunity, also didn't say we sold Britt for over £1mil, Watford did! And according to Barry Fry in person on Late Kickoff the other week, they did pay over £1 mil for him! Hey, can't get everything right?
I forgot to mention Bentley trever, but good point, what a great example he has been? Don't agree personally about Jack Payne though, every time he gets the ball he is susceptible to being barged off it, which he always succumbs to, due to his size, but he does try hard will give him that, unfortunately he doesn't seem to get anywhere when he does! Didn't say that seedy had played this season, he played last, but had been given an opportunity, also didn't say we sold Britt for over £1mil, Watford did! And according to Barry Fry in person on Late Kickoff the other week, they did pay over £1 mil for him! Hey, can't get everything right? TheEssexWay
  • Score: 0
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