Football - McCall hints at Murphy move

Stuart McCall was pleased Jamie Murphy got a chance to say farewell to the Motherwell supporters after their entertaining 2-2 draw at home to Kilmarnock.

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The striker has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks, including Sheffield United, and looked to be waving goodbye to the Fir Park supporters at full-time.

Murphy played a key role as Well came from two goals down to earn a deserved share of the spoils against Killie, who had looked set for victory thanks to goals from Borja Perez and Paul Heffernan.

However, Motherwell came storming back and quickfire strikes from Murphy and Henrik Ojamaa put the hosts back on level-terms.

Afterwards McCall hailed Murphy's time at Fir Park although insisted a potential move is not yet complete.

"It looks like he will be moving on, however, there is nothing cast in stone," said McCall.

"I have seen a lot of players leave clubs without the chance to say goodbye to the fans and if anyone deserved that chance then it's Jamie.

"He's been an absolutely fantastic player for us and I wanted him to give his thanks to the supporters and also get the chance for the supporters to thank him for his time here.

"At the moment he's probably playing as well as he ever has and he's been very loyal to the club - if he does go then he will go with our blessings.

"He will play against Celtic on Wednesday but if he goes I'm pleased he got the chance to say goodbye to the home fans."

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