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Latest performance suggests Newcastle were right to sanction loan of 23-year-old

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Latest performance suggests Newcastle were right to sanction loan of 23-year-old

The Magpies performer was loaned to West Bromwich Albion on transfer deadline day in January.

After Newcastle United chose to loan him out during the January transfer window, all eyes have been firmly on Jacob Murphy at West Bromwich Albion.

The young winger lined up for the Baggies once again last night against Nottingham Forest.

Although Murphy was on hand to net his first goal for his temporary club, it became abundantly clear why Rafa Benitez chose to loan him out.

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The 23-year-old made his debut in the loss against Middlesbrough coming off the bench before starting the win at Stoke City.

Last night against Forest he received another chance to impress by boss Darren Moore.

Other than scoring a scrappy goal, Murphy offered very little on the wing. Forest left-back, Jack Robinson, did a brilliant job of stifling the threat, but he needs to be offering much more.

The youngster looks void of any real confidence.

 

There was one moment in the first half where he showed a great piece of skill but then delivered a cross that found its way out of play.

Albion have signed him to enhance their promotion push, whilst Newcastle will want to see that he still has the hunger and desire to play Premier League football.

The Baggies’ supporters will certainly be demanding more from Muphy in the coming weeks as they take on some of their biggest rivals for promotion.

The benefit of the doubt would say that he hasn’t played much football this season, but the Championship is a league that he is proven in.

With Jefferson Montero also arriving on deadline day, Murphy will need to get his act together quickly if he is going to stay in Moore’s team.

 

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