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Clarke-Harris praised

10 September 2013

Teenage striker impresses Murray

Paul Murray enthused about the performance of Jonson Clarke-Harris who scored two spectacular goals for Latics reserves in a 3-2 win at Shrewsbury Town in the Central League.

Latics' reserve-team manager believes the 19-year-old striker has the attributes to be a top player.

He explained: "Jonson's goals were superb. He still has a lot to do to add to his game because he gives away things too easily.

"If he becomes more neat and tidy, and when you look at his goals, he has the ability to be anything he wants."

Murray admitted it was a Jekyl and Hyde performance as Latics were superb in the opening period which they finished with a commanding 3-0 advantage.

He was unhappy with the second period showing adding: "At half time I challenge the players to be ruthless and to score a couple more goals.

"We failed to do that and became sloppy so it was the proverbial game of two halves, but the bottom line is that we held on and won."

Murray was pleased with the displays of young scholars Eddie Fulwood, John Pritchard and Jordache Walters who all started the game.

He also praised central defender Cliff Byrne who gave another consistent performance.

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