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CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Scoring sub Murden sends message to manager
YOUNGSTER Luke Murden is hoping to impress Chippenham Town boss Steve Winter and break into his manager’s first eleven at Hardenhuish Park.
The 18-year-old full-back netted his first goal in a Bluebirds’ shirt after coming off the bench in last weekend’s disappointing loss at Burnham.
After being released by Swindon Town’s youth set-up last summer, Murden saw his pre-season thrown into disarray as he broke his ankle in Chippenham’s friendly against Bristol Manor Farm in July.
But the teenager is back fighting fit and looking forward to getting his non-league career off the ground.
“(Winter) just told to me come on and do what I can do last weekend. Obviously, I was playing out of position (at centre-back) but it was good to get a goal,” said Murden.
“Hopefully we can start playing a bit better and getting three points week in, week out.
“(Breaking my ankle) was a bit gutting but obviously I’m all right now. Hopefully I’ll start playing well, get fitter every week and get in the starting line-up.
“It’s been good so far here and everyone’s been treating me well – hopefully that will carry on until the end of the season.
“Obviously, going from training every day to two times a week is a big change but you have to try and keep yourself in shape and do as well as you can.
“It is a big change but I’ve come here now and I’ve got to get on with it. I just want to try and cement a place in the first team.”
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