Murray positive approach paying off
Boro winger Cameron Murray is aiming to continue the positive approach that has seen him take his game to the next level since rejoining the club in October 2016.
The 21-year-old has become a key attacking outlet for Steve Kittrick's side, impressing again in the 2-1 win over Tadcaster Albion on Tuesday night to see Boro through to the Quarter-Finals of the Integro League Cup.
He said: "It was bad weather throughout but good to get through to the next round. The gaffer and Chris (Bolder) said to us before the game about keeping a tight shape to stop us conceding silly goals like we have done in recent weeks. We soaked up a bit of pressure as the conditions got worse in the second half but Matt (Lucid) managed to get us that second goal to see us through."
Since his last stint during the 2014/15 season, Murray has been working on utilising his quick turn of pace in games since coming back to the club.
"I've been working on being more confident out on the pitch and having a run at opposition defenders. I want to go as high up the leagues as I can and the best way of doing that is by turning out good performances for Scarborough and scoring a few goals as well.
"Following my first spell at the club I've also worked really hard on my fitness. I've been feeling good physically even in the last ten minutes of games so the hard work is paying off!"
Murray is confident that the Boro squad is good enough to occupy a place in the top five by the end of the season.
"We've got a good bunch of lads and are aiming to get into the play-offs. As a team we've had some ups and downs, we went on a little run of 8 or 9 games without losing earlier in the season and if we can do that again it'll put us right up there. Other teams around us have to play a lot of games and some of them will be on dark, cold Tuesday nights when anything can happen."
Through his links with the i2i Sports Agency, the winger has been tapping into the knowledge and experience of former Scarborough Athletic manager Bryan Hughes to improve his game.
"Bryan has been great for me, he's played at that higher level and helped me focus on how I can improve by adding more goals and being more positive going forward. I had a good pre-season and did well on trial at Accrington and Chester, so the regular game time i'm getting at Scarborough has really helped my development."
Ahead of the weekend game at Hyde United, Murray believes if Boro can take care of the ball whilst in possession and bide their time then the chances will come.
"I know the Hyde manager Darren Kelly from when I was at York City. I also know his assistant Dave McGurk and they've made a few new signings recently to strengthen their squad."
"Steve's told me to be more confident and not get frustrated when things don't go our way. We saw it a bit at Burscough when chances weren't falling for us and we've bounced back well from that to pick up more points."
Away from the football field, the attacker is studying hard for a degree in Sports Science.
"Outside of football , I'm currently studying for a Sport Science degree so spend a lot of time in the gym. My brother is in a three piece guitar band called Man Made over in Manchester so I go to some of his gigs when I can."« Back to news