murray’s ports promise

Darren Murray battling against Ballinamallard United on Saturday. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Darren Murray battling against Ballinamallard United on Saturday. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
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Darren Murray has promised any summer distractions have been put in the past - even if his future may remain under speculation until the close of the transfer window on September 1.

The Portadown striker recently opted to withdraw a June transfer request lodged with the Shamrock Park board and has a Danske Bank Premiership return this season of three goals in as many appearances.

Trial appearances in Scotland at Greenock Morton and Inverness Caledonian Thistle have provided Murray with a boost in confidence and cemented his belief that full-time football remains a future career path.

However, he has confirmed a commitment to Portadown until his dream move across the water becomes a reality.

Murray returned from a week of full-time training in Inverness to show his sharpness and add the decisive cutting edge to Portadown’s attack on Saturday against Ballinamallard United. Murray broke the deadlock then his spectacular volley forced a corner-kick which led to Ken Oman increasing the advantage in a 2-1 win.

“I do not know what is going to happen in the future but am just concentrating on scoring goals for Portadown,” said Murray. “Everyone seemed happy with me in Scotland but it is now between the clubs.

“I really felt the benefits of training every day and came back for the Ballinamallard match ready to go, with everyone at the club happy for me.

“I am relaxed about my future now and not playing with any distractions.”