Tranmere Rovers has announced that goalkeeper Joe Murphy has extended his contract at Prenton Park by a further year, as well as becoming the club’s first team goalkeeper coach.
Murphy has spent many years at Prenton Park but rejoined in 2020, playing sporadically, including many times last season while Ross Doohan left and Mateusz Hewelt was injured, but Murphy sustained an injury of his own.
Dawes sees him as part of his plans for the upcoming season, hence the agreement to extend a year.
Tranmere manager Ian Dawes said, “I’m really pleased Joe is staying with us. As well as using his vast experience for keeper coaching, he also showed last season that he is still more than capable of stepping in if needed.”
Dawes announced the Whites are still on the lookout for a first-choice goalkeeper, and shows the testament of the man Murphy is that he believes he’ll assist the new keeper as much as possible within his new role.
“We will be looking to bring in a new first team keeper, and I am sure Joe will be an asset in helping them to settle in and develop.”
Upon signing, a beaming Joe Murphy expressed, “I love being at Tranmere so I’m delighted to be staying for another year. With the signings that we’ve brought in, it’s an exciting time for the Club and I’m looking forward to playing my part in making sure that Tranmere’s defence is solid.”