Burton Albion set to rival Sunderland for Scotland international winger

Burton Albion have entered the race for reported Sunderland target Jamie Murphy.

Rumoured Sunderland target Jamie Murphy
Rumoured Sunderland target Jamie Murphy

Football Insider claimed that the Black Cats are keen on a deal for Murphy, who has fallen out of favour at Ibrox – with Phil Parkinson also pursuing a deal for teammate Greg Docherty.

But Burton Abion are also keen on the two-time Scotland cap, with manager Nigel Clough admitting he had asked about Murphy’s availability this month.

However, the Brewers’ chief believes that finances could prove a stumbling block.

“There has been an inquiry,” Clough confirmed, speaking to Burton Live.

“We know his representative quite well, he looks after a couple of other lads at our place, so that’s how it’s come about.

“But he’s on quite a bit of money at Rangers, so I’m not sure whether there will be anything happening. You never know. It would be a difficult one.”