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DANNY SEEKS REPEAT

Posted on 2 June 2006  - 12:00

Danny Murphy is aiming to repeat and sustain the form he produced for Charlton at the beginning of last season in a Spurs shirt when the new campaign comes around.

Danny Murphy is aiming to repeat and sustain the form he produced for Charlton at the beginning of last season in a Spurs shirt when the new campaign comes around.

The midfielder was in sparkling form for the Addicks as they surged to the top of the table after four straight wins before losing to Chelsea and then got back on track before the arrival of a certain team at the Valley - one who came from two goals down to record a 3-2 win.

Charlton tailed off a little after our victory and didn't really recover their momentum in what began as a hugely promising season. After a spell out of the side, Danny departed and joined us at the end of January after much speculation over a Valley exit.

"We played well at the beginning of the season and I was sharp," recalled Danny. "In the first couple of months I played well, scored five and probably made seven or eight, which was really productive.

"It was refreshing because sometimes you need a good run of form to remind yourself that you can still do it, if that makes sense. The season before was okay, but not to that level.

"I know that if I'm right - and I will be when I come back - then I am capable of that form. If I can produce that form here I know I will get the chance to play more games. The fans and staff will get to see what I am all about because I've a lot more to prove and show than I have already.

"I don't know what will happen in terms of ins and outs, but there are always changes at clubs of this size.

"I think everyone will start afresh, you've got pre-season to get your fitness up then the games to show what you can do. In pre-season there are always plenty of friendlies

"I feel as though it is a clean slate and I am looking forward to it. When you come in the middle of the season it can be a little difficult because the team has got the momentum and players are already comfortable within the system. I hadn't played for a while and perhaps my fitness was not what it should have been and you need a bit of luck as well.

"The two games that I played were both at home against teams who played five-man midfields, which meant space was tight and I didn't contribute as much as I would have liked," he added, before pointing out the positives of signing for a new club in the midst of a season.

"It has just been nice to find my feet, the good thing about joining mid-season is that I am now completely settled, I've got to know the boys really well and am comfortable in my surroundings and feel at home.

"If I'd have moved in the summer it would have all been new so, in that respect, it has been a good thing and I am raring to go."