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Murphy close to Daggers return

10:31 14 October 2014

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge sees his shot blocked by Mansfield keeper Alan Marriott in March (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge sees his shot blocked by Mansfield keeper Alan Marriott in March (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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13-goal forward set to feature in development match as he continues comeback trail from hip injury

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Rhys Murphy carries out some stretches ahead of the match at Accrington (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Dagenham & Redbridge striker Rhys Murphy carries out some stretches ahead of the match at Accrington (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Daggers forward Rhys Murphy is close to a first team return, according to manager Wayne Burnett after he returned to training recently.

The 23-year-old was at the Crown Ground on Saturday to see the Victoria Road outfit win 2-1 against Accrington Stanley, and although he wasn’t on the bench, he was training before the match.

And Burnett has revealed Murphy is set to play in a development match today as he steps up his recovery from a problematic hip injury.

“Rhys is close and we are hoping to have a development match and give him 20 minutes in that,” said the Daggers boss.

“He has had no reaction from training, which has been good.

“He feels comfortable and feels good in himself and that is what we wanted.”

Murphy first suffered problems with his hip back in March and missed the last two months of the 2013/14 campaign after an operation.

After rehabilitation, the Daggers 13-goal top marksman from last season suffered a setback at the start of September and was forced to have more surgery after feeling pain at the top of his groin.

But it seems he is over the worst and Burnett revealed Murphy is now training pain free.

He added: “Rhys is moving freely and is pain free so we are hoping he will be back very soon.

“He is an excellent player and any team would benefit from having Rhys Murphy in their team.”

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