Former Sheffield United favourite links up with ex-Blades boss for third time on deadline day

Nigel Clough has always been a manager that put faith in what and who he knows and that rang true again on deadline day.

Tuesday, 1st February 2022, 7:33 am

The former Blades boss, now at Mansfield Town, secured a late, late swoop for ex-Sheffield United winger Jamie Murphy from Hibs.

Murphy played under Clough at Bramall Lane and again at Burton Albion as the Scot tried to kickstart his career after suffering a serious injury.

“He’s the sort of player who can turn a game in an instant and will supplement our striking options,” said Clough.

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“He can play wide or up in the middle in an attacking role, equally effective.

“We’re very excited he’s coming to Mansfield.”

Murphy’s arrival at the Stags followed up a huge coup for Clough after he had already managed to sign midfielder Matty Longstaff from Newcastle United.