Murphy goals 'a great asset' says Jacobson

Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy

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JOE Jacobson said Peter Murphy's early season goal spree has proved to be a great asset for Wanderers.

The Liverpudlian netted nine times for Accrington last season but has probably surprised even himself with a glut of goals early this campaign.

He's scored three in his first four League Two appearances for his new club to become an instant fans' favourite.

And Jacobson believes that supply of goals from midfield will help to take the burden off the Wanderers strikers.

The former Welsh U21 international said: "He's got a great knack of popping up in the box. Because he's a central midfielder a lot of people don't tend to track him or maybe let him go free. He just finds these positions where there's a bit of space and he's clinical. He's not had too many chances and he's scored three goals.

"It's a great asset for us. If you can get a player from midfield scoring a lot of goals, that's great.

"As a team you want everyone to chip in - not just the strikers, but the midfielders and defenders as well, which we've started to do a little bit. If we can do that over the course of the season we won't be far off where we want to be."

Blues boss Gareth Ainsworth added: "I signed him to get goals from midfield and it's exactly what he's been delivering.

"Pete's really happy here and settled in well - scoring goals obviously helps that.

"There's still work to do but it's great to have goals from midfield. It's always nice when that happens. Three from four is very good and hopefully he can keep that going."

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