Murray Moves On To Macclesfield

Last updated : 12 January 2007 By Thetashkentterror

Murray has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Silkmen on leaving the Plainmoor outfit after having started 25 games for the Gulls. The ex-England Youth man cited family problems as his reasons for wanting to leave crisis-club Torquay and he swaps one relegation battle for another as he ends his time with the club 24th in League Two and moves to the side one place above in 23rd.

Macclesfield though become the eighth team Adam has played for now, an amount of moves that is certainly getting him a reputation as a baggage-ridden journeyman at such a young age. The fee for his move to Moss Rose is rumoured to actually be £17,500 with the supposedly cash-strapped Silkmen apparently picking up the tab for the agent's fee of £7,500, Murray seemingly keen to get away from the Devon coast.

The 25-year old was apparently then Gulls' boss Ian Atkins' number one target last summer, and he finally ended his stay with Carlisle, after handing in a pre-season transfer request, which came as something of a shock, by joining the Plainmoor club on August transfer deadline day morning. Murray had a year left to run on his United contract and moved for £10,000 although the length of contract he signed with the Devonians was unknown.

The Birmingham-born midfield man joined the Cumbrians on the 24th of March 2005 for a nominal fee from Mansfield Town and made 44 starts for the Cumbrians, plus eight as a substitute, scoring just four goals in the process. It was no secret that Murray wasn't played in his best position under ex-Carlisle manager Paul Simpson, Adam finding himself stuck out on the right-hand side of midfield, when he would have much preferred to play inside.