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Rolling Back The Years?

27 July 2015

Manager Keith Hill says he hasn't written off Brian Barry-Murphy and that he is firmly in his plans for the season ahead.

BBM, who turned 37-years old today (Wednesday), signed a new playing contract this summer and has been in impressive form during pre-season. Has completed two full 90 minutes games, as well as two 45 minutes, in addition to the programme in Tenerife.

Speaking to Dale Player, Hill agreed that Barry-Murphy could be an option for him: “I won’t write anybody off and equally so the supporters shouldn’t either.

“We’re not going backwards if we play Brian. He has been excellent and he can enforce on the pitch what I want from the team and an individual.

“I think he has had a great breather for the last two seasons by only playing three or four games.

“Physically, I think he’s in one of the best conditions that he has been in for a while and he’s got the brain to adapt to what I expect out on that football pitch.

“He’s firmly in my plans and realistically I should have played him a few more times last season. He can prove to be invaluable on that pitch and he could definitely start against Peterborough.”

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