GERRY MURPHY kicked off his second stint as Town caretaker manager by giving his players a double training session and a licence to entertain.
The 64-year-old director of football development, who took the reins in the wake of Andy Ritchie’s departure yesterday morning, wants to see the fans flock back to the Galpharm for Saturday’s big League I derby against promotion-chasing Doncaster.
And Murphy, who lost just once in six matches at the helm in between Peter Jackson’s departure and Ritchie’s arrival last season – has promised to do everything possible to serve up something for the supporters to enjoy and help Town hit back after Saturday’s 4-1 derby drubbing at Oldham.
“I’d like everyone to have a smile on their face this Saturday,” said the club stalwart, who led morning and afternoon work-outs at Storthes Hall yesterday, then headed off to watch last night’s Doncaster-Leeds clash at the Keepmoat Stadium.
While Martyn Booty took the reserves to Port Vale this afternoon, Murphy worked with the remaining players while checking on the injury situation.
The emphasis both yesterday and today was on playing what Murphy terms “the correct way”.
He explained: “I might work for the club, but I’m a supporter as well and I’d like to think I know what they want.
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