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29 January 2013

Murray on his return to Latics

New-signing Paul Murray hopes his experience will help Latics pull away from the lower reaches of npower League One.

The 36-year-old midfield man says it is great to be back at Boundary Park after an absence of almost nine years.

Murray said: "I am here to help in whatever I am asked to do. And the club knows what they will get from me.

"I am experienced and still have the desire and enthusiasm to play.

"I may be 36 years of age but I am as fit as any time in my career and am looking forward to getting my teeth into things here."

Murray was a regular at Hartlepool United until mid-November.

"I played the first 18 games of the season and then the new manager (John Hughes) came in with different ways," he explained.

Murray avidly watched Latics' FA Cup with Budweiser, fourth-round win against Liverpool.

He said: "Against Liverpool we showed tenacity, drive and quality at times.

"We need to take those qualities, as well as enthusiasm and hard work, into the game at Walsall on Saturday."

Murray added that disappointingly he is cup tied so won't be able to feature in the fifth round of the FA Cup against Everton.

He was in the Hartlepool side which crashed to a 6-1 defeat at npower League Two club Chesterfield which he described as a "horrible" experience.

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