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More could follow Murphy to Well
Danny Murphy in action with Cork City
Danny Murphy finished the season on a high with Cork City
Motherwell manager Maurice Malpas has revealed there may be more new arrivals to come at Fir Park after clinching the signing of full-back Danny Murphy.

The 23-year-old has agreed a contract with Motherwell until 2009, subject to passing a medical, after playing his last game for Cork City on Friday.

And Malpas said: "As usual, we have got to keep on doing our homework. There are a couple of players interesting us.

"We are possibly getting one more over from Ireland to look at next week."

Murphy, who was named in the Eircom League Team of the Year for 2006, previously played for West Ham United, QPR, Swindon Town and Margate.

Now the Londoner could make his Scottish Premier League debut for Motherwell against Rangers on 2 January after the transfer window opens.
He is similar to Stevie Hammell in terms of being left-footed and giving us that balance

Motherwell manager Maurice Malpas

"It was a deal we thought we had done in August, but unfortunately it didn't go through," explained Malpas.

"It shows how keen he was and how keen we were that it was done and dusted a few days after the Irish season ended."

The Londoner will become the only natural left-back in the Fir Park first-team squad following the departure of Stevie Hammell to Southend United in the close season.

Left-sided midfielders Jim Paterson and Marc Fitzpatrick have been forced to step in while Malpas waited for the Irish season to finish.

"He is similar to Stevie Hammell in terms of being left-footed and giving us that balance," added Malpas.

"He uses the ball well and he's a better defender than Jim Paterson.

"Jim has been asked to play left-back and has done very well, but we need him further forward."

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