Sean Murray: ‘I wanted to get out and play some football’

Sean Murray says he is delighted to get the opportunity to resuscitate his career at Swindon Town.

The midfielder spent 14 years at Vicarage Road but he has not played a competitive game for the club since the FA Cup defeat to Chelsea on 2015 and not played any competitive football since a goalscoring performance for Wigan against Blackpool in the Football League Trophy in November.

Murray in his last appearance for Watford

“I’m really happy,” Murray said in an interview with the club website after signing a one-year contract. “Being at Watford I haven’t really played too much and I really wanted to get out and just play some football. I’ve seen Swindon play a few times and the way they play football is the way I would like to play, so it is really great that I could get it sorted and come here.

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“I like the way they play and it will suit me down to the ground so I’m very happy. I’ve played a few games in the Championship but I’m still quite young and I’ve still got a lot of developing to do, so coming to a club like this will benefit me.”

Murray still had just under a year left on his contract so some financial agreement is likely to have been reached so he could join the Robins on a free. Jamie Calvin, one of Murray’s big mates and a former Watford youth striker, spent some time at Swindon last season.

“The more games I play the more I’ll progress and as a team we’ll get better at doing that – I’m really excited,” he said.  “The aim for this season is to get promoted so If I can help towards that then I’ll be over the moon.”