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Born: 13 Feb 1990
Joined Wycombe: June 2014 - Free from Accrington Stanley.
Wycombe Debut: Newport C 0 Wycombe 2 - 6 Aug 2014 - League 2
First goal: Newport C 0 Wycombe 2 - 6 Aug 2014 - League 2
Final game: Wycombe 1 Southend 1 - 23 May 2015 - League 2 POF
Left 4th June 2015 - Released from contract to join Morecambe on a free
Career summary at Wycombe.
47 appearances - 7 goals
Midfielder who joined Wanderers on a two year deal in the summer of 2014 having turned down a new contract offer from Accrington Stanley. The Liverpool born player joined Accrington at the age of 16 and made his First Team debut in April 2008. He went on to make 176 apps, scoring 18 times before opting for the move to Adams Park.
Wycombe Assistant manager Richard Dobson said at the time of the deal: “We’ve kept a close eye on Peter’s progress and seen him develop as a player over the years, so we know he fits the character and work ethic that we want at the club. He’s a utility player who has shown he’s capable of scoring goals from midfield, so we’re really looking forward to welcoming him to Wycombe Wanderers."
Scored a long range goal for Wycombe during a pre-season game at Barnet and then Went on to score on his Wanderers competitive debut in the opening game of the 2014/15 season when he was on target in the 2-0 victory at Newport County. Scored a further six goals in League games up to the start of November 2014 as Wycombe got off to a flying start to the season.
Struggled getting into the starting XI for the second half of the 2014/15 season but was still a crucial member of the squad and even covered in the centre-half role as Wycombe pushed for promotion. Came on as a late substitute in the Play-Off Final against Southend United at Wembley on 23rd May 2015 and was the first Wycombe player to take and convert a penalty in the ultimately unsuccesful shoot-out against The Shrimpers.
Speaking to the press at the end of the season, Murphy said: "We were 30 seconds from being there, but that’s football. We showed what we’re capable of on the biggest stage – it doesn’t get bigger than Wembley and everyone should be proud of the lads. Last year we stayed up on the final day and nobody wanted to see that again. This year we made the play-offs and watched Southend lift the trophy and nobody wants to see that again either. We want to be the ones lifting the trophy next season. Burton lost at Wembley last season and they’ve won the league this year. There’s no reason we can’t do the same. I know it’s hard at the moment, but we’ve got to take the positives. Having stayed up on the final day last year, nobody thought we’d get anywhere near this. We’ve got to go again next season."
However, a week after the game at Wembley, Murphy had moved to fellow League Two side Morecambe after being allowed to leave early from his two year deal with the Wanderers. He commented to the Shrimps official wesbite: "I just want to play regular football and I wasn’t getting that at Wycombe at the end of last season. I was allowed to talk to other clubs and when I met Jim and Kenny they were brilliant with me. They have got a real ambition and really sold their vision to me. I’m just someone who wants to play football regularly and hopefully I can do that here and help Morecambe get success."
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