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.
“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.
“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.”