In a season where the team are now rumoured to be aiming for the 100-point mark, Brighton & Hove Albion were bound to receive transfer gossip for standout players. One of such players is the prolific goalscorer that has been Glenn Murray. The man from Cumberland has seen his best form ever, in a monumental season that sees the Sussex team 13 points clear, with a game in hand over their closest competitors, Huddersfield.
With eight games left to go, Murray is in joint second-place in League One’s top scorers with Bradley Wright-Phillips on 20 goals. The pair follow Peterborough’s Craig Mackail-Smith closely, who escapes their grasp ever so slightly on 22 goals.
It stands to reason that the teams looking to acquire Murray’s particular set of skills are those hoping to not have them used against them next season. Although Millwall boss Kenny Jackett has dismissed reports that link the 27 year-old with his team, the East-Londoners are nonetheless associated as we know what gossip denial can mean these days.
Another Championship team who hope to have Glenn Murray’s services in the 2011-12 campaign is Derby, who haven’t exactly seen the goals rolling in this season. Murray will be available on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer, and could be a very smart acquisition, should any Championship teams come a-knockin’.