Watford starlet Sean Murray believes he wouldn't be playing as well if it wasn't for team-mates

Watford Observer: Sean Murray celebrates his goal against Leicester City. Picture: Action Images Sean Murray celebrates his goal against Leicester City. Picture: Action Images

Sean Murray believes he would not be playing as well if he was at another club and didn't have the help of Watford's experienced pros.

Murray had only made one substitute appearance this season prior to his impressive display against Tottenham Hotspur at the end of January.

The 18-year-old has made a further seven starts and has scored three goals in his last four matches but is keen to share the plaudits with his team-mates.

He said: "It is good to be able to have an affect but I can't do it without the players around me. I need their help and all the experienced players help me a lot and the young players - like Alex who has come in and been excellent and is setting up chances.

"It is more of a team effort and they help me out. If I was at a different place [club] and didn't have that help then I don't think I would be doing as well as I am."

Murray has signed a professional contract with Watford but is still technically a second-year scholar.

Staff at Watford have had high hopes for Murray for several years and he made his first team debut in the penultimate game of last season, whilst still a first-year scholar.

The Hornets followers have already assigned the Watford-born midfielder with his own song - "That boy Sean Murray, he's one of our own."

He said: "It is always great to know the fans appreciate what you do but it is not just about me, it is the whole team."

Murray has scored three goals in his last four matches and has netted twice in the last week.

Wednesday's goal against West Ham United was a 20-yard shot which went in off the post, with the help of a deflection, and the goal at Derby County was a neat finish from inside the area.

Murray said: "I have two in two now but it was great work from Alex to set me up and I was just in the right place at the right time to put it in.

"I think my last two have taken a deflection so it was nice to get one that wasn't a deflection."

Murray played in the European Under-19 Championships in Romania last summer for the Republic of Ireland and has also played at Premier League grounds such as Anfield, Stamford Bridge and Craven Cottage for the Hornets Under-18s.

But Wednesday night's Championship match at Upton Park was in front of the most people and Murray believes the experience will help his development.

He said: "I think it is the biggest stadium I have played at for the first team. It was a great place to play and the crowd were so loud. It was a big experience playing in a ground like that.

"I thought the team coped with it well and we did well to hold on against a team like West Ham who are top of the table so it was good to get a draw there."

Murray has seemingly secured his place in the starting line-up and when asked about his hopes for the rest of the season, he replied: "I just want to be in the team in the rest of the games and have an affect and help the team get as high up the league as I can."

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11:23am Tue 13 Mar 12

Elswickhornet says...

Good lad Sean. Look forward to seeing him mature into a great professional who recognises that it's a team game. Think we are seeing the makings of a good WFC side of which Dyche and the back room staff must take credit. Imagine if we could keep them all for a couple of seasons......
Good lad Sean. Look forward to seeing him mature into a great professional who recognises that it's a team game. Think we are seeing the makings of a good WFC side of which Dyche and the back room staff must take credit. Imagine if we could keep them all for a couple of seasons...... Elswickhornet
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12:50pm Tue 13 Mar 12

abbotshornet says...

Abbots Langley lad unless I'm mistaken, so glad he is being used to Watford's advantage rather than on loan somewhere else. I expect we have a few more gems waiting in the wings, once we are mathmatically safe maybe we can try them out too?
COYH
Abbots Langley lad unless I'm mistaken, so glad he is being used to Watford's advantage rather than on loan somewhere else. I expect we have a few more gems waiting in the wings, once we are mathmatically safe maybe we can try them out too? COYH abbotshornet
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