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Monday 25 June 2012

Skipper Murphy to leave Fulham

Experienced midfielder signs a two-year contract with Blackburn Rovers

Danny Murphy made 36 Barclays Premier League appearances for Fulham last season

Fulham have confirmed that midfielder Danny Murphy will leave the London club to join Blackburn Rovers.

The 35-year-old, who has been with Fulham since 2007, will join Rovers when his contract with the Cottagers expires at the end of June.

Murphy made 169 Premier League appearances for Fulham and was appointed skipper in 2009, leading the club to the Europa League final in 2010.

"I have enjoyed a fantastic five years at Fulham"
- Danny Murphy

"I'm excited about my new challenge and can't wait to get started," Murphy told Blackburn's official website.

"I have enjoyed a fantastic five years at Fulham and I'd like to thank the club and the fans for all their support.

"Now, my new challenge is to help Blackburn get promoted and repay the manager's and the owners' faith in me."

He has signed a two-year deal with Rovers, who were relegated from the Barclays Premier League last season.

Experience

"Everyone at the club would like to thank Danny for his invaluable contribution during his five year stay with us, and wish him the very best for the future," read a statement on Fulham's official website.

Murphy takes a wealth of experience to Ewood Park, having enjoyed spells at Crewe Alexandra, Liverpool, Charlton Athletic and Tottenham Hotspur.

"Being able to bring Danny on board is a massive boost for everyone and I couldn't be more delighted," added Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean.

"His record is there for all to see. He is a model professional, who has a real hunger to keep on playing football and we are thrilled he has decided to commit his future to us. This as a pivotal signing for us."

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Key Points

  • Fulham skipper Danny Murphy to leave the club
  • Midfielder signs a two-year deal with Blackburn Rovers
  • Murphy made a total of 169 Premier League appearances for Fulham