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Wexford FC Player of the Year Tom Murphy has re-signed for the 2021 season, the 20 year old goalkeeper was an ever-present in Brian O'Sullivan's team this year starting in all 18 League games played. The Wicklow man arrived at Ferrycarrig Park in January from UCD and the former Everton trainee settled in immediately at the club and quickly established himself as first choice keeper. Although it was a frustrating year in terms of results, Murphy made a number of outstanding performances for the club in his first full senior season in the League of Ireland which was capped off with him been awarded Club Player of the Year after a vote by supporters.

Tom spoke with the clubs media team about the award and how much he's looking forward to the 2021 season:

"It's great to get the fans backing, especially in a year where they've literally had to look through a laptop screen or a TV screen and been a goalkeeper as well, you don't see too many goalkeepers winning Player of the Year so that kind of added that extra little bit to it."

"I wanted to come back and spoke with Brian, personally I've really enjoyed the year. I've obviously been at a few clubs over the last few years but this was the year that even despite results I came out each week and enjoyed playing for Wexford and enjoyed when we did have the fans here the buzz around the ground. It's a club that has great people involved with it and hopefully next year we can show that to everybody. As we've seen over the last few years, the First Division has gotten more competitive and it's only going to get stronger. Next year you have the likes of Shelbourne and Cork coming down and strengthening, Galway going full time, it's going to be an interesting year."

The media team also spoke with manager Brian O'Sullivan who continues to add to his squad for the 2021 season with a number of signing announcements to come shortly:

"Tom's a good lad first and foremost, a good character to have in the dressing room, good trainer well disciplined, we're lucky to have him. He was a little bit overworked at times, we probably could have helped him out a little bit better with better defending at times but he did well. He's also involved with the underage set up at Wexford as a goalkeeping coach which speaks volumes for him. Going into next year we just want to build on and improve from last year, we're looking to get most of the squad from this year back together and we have a couple of good young players coming through like Evan Farrell, Kieran Murphy, Paudie Casey (U19 Player of the Year) and Kevin McEvoy and we'll also look to add six or seven new lads to the team."

You can check out our full interview with Tom below:

 

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