Luke Hopkins, manager of Midland Alliance club Coventry Sphinx, made some astute recent signings, but none more so….
….than former Sphinx player Jerome Murdock.
Hopkins has made three signings – Kyle Baxter from Bedworth United and Matt Brown from Barwell were the first to sign then Hopkins pulled a rabbit out of the bag by getting Murdock to sign on the dotted line.
Hopkins said: “We asked Kyle along pre-season and he done a few sessions with us and we were more than impressed and wanted him to sign. But as with a lot of players at that time they were training with different clubs. Kyle was more than honest with us and said he wanted to try his luck at Bedworth United, but for whatever reason it didn’t quite work out for him so for me its Bedworth’s loss and our gain. He’s a tremendous player with great work rate who pops up with the important goal or two.
“Matty was not getting a regular slot at Barwell so again I had no qualms in signing him on.
“He has that bit of experience we are lacking at the moment. I would like to thank Jimmy Ginnelly at Barwell for waiving the seven days to allow us to get Matt signed for the weekend.
“Jerome was made available when he left Coalville Town. Again I jumped at the chance to sign Jerome, who was favourite down here in his time at Sphinx previously. He has been there done that so to speak having played in the FA Vase at Wembley and winning leagues with Coalville. He also brings that added bit of experience having played at Tamworth and Barwell before joining Coalville, so has that winning mentality and infectious nature that will spread amongst the squad.”