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Murphy tips pal to succeed

7 August 2014

Jamie Murphy is backing Michael Higdon to be a major success at Bramall Lane.

The attacking duo have been reunited this week, as Nigel Clough swooped to bring Higdon back to England after the striker enjoyed a productive season in the Eredivisie in the Netherlands with NEC Nijmegen. Murphy feels the 30-year-old marksman will be instrumental to United's expected promotion challenge.

The Scotsman, who formed a great partnership with Higdon during their time together with Motherwell in the SPL remarked:

"Michael is a top striker, he is very good technically, strong, powerful and has scored goals wherever he has been throughout his career.

"He was fantastic to play off at Motherwell and we just seemed to have that understanding. We knew exactly what the other one was going to do next.

"We just hope we can replicate something very similar for the Blades this season because we both scored a lot of goals and created a number of goals for others."

Murphy expects Higdon to become something of a fans' favourite with the Bramall Lane crowd, adding: "He is more than just a goalscorer, Michael will work hard for the team and the Gaffer always emphasises that we must defend from the front.

"When Michael hits top form I am sure he will be very popular with the supporters and his name will be sung from the Kop."

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