Hibs kid Fraser Murray 'loving every minute' of loan spell after netting first Dunfermline league goal

Hibs youngster Fraser Murray insists he’s “loved every minute” of his loan spell at Dunfermline Athletic after coming off the bench to help Stevie Crawford’s side grab an unlikely point at the weekend.
Hibs youngster Fraser Murray is on loan at Dunfermline Athletic. Picture: SNSHibs youngster Fraser Murray is on loan at Dunfermline Athletic. Picture: SNS
Hibs youngster Fraser Murray is on loan at Dunfermline Athletic. Picture: SNS

The 21-year-old fired the visitors back into the game on 73 minutes, paving the way for Declan McManus to net an equaliser a minute later as Raith Rovers threw away a late 2-0 lead in the Fife derby.

It’s the third goal Murray has netted for the Pars since making the temporary move from Easter Road, though only his first in the league.

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The East Mains academy graduate knows his job as an attacking player is to be in amongst the goals and he’s thankful for the freedom Crawford has granted him.

He said: “It is a big moment for me and against one of our rivals as well. I am really happy that it got us back into the game.

“One of the main aims as an attacking player going on is to try to provide and score.

“The manager just said to me to go out and express myself, do what I do. I am pleased that I helped the team out and I thought the boys were brilliant in the second half.

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“Getting on and getting a goal, I just wanted to make an impact for the team and get minutes in the legs. Happily I did that but the boys have put in a shift to give us the platform to go and try to get back into the game. Everyone played their part.”

Murray also revealed that he’s been treated very well at the East End Park after deciding to embark on his first loan adventure since breaking into the Hibs first-team squad.

He said: “Since I came in the door here I have loved every minute of it. All the boys have made me feel very welcome.

“There are great players here as well. We are doing well so, hopefully, we can continue our unbeaten run and stay towards the top end of the table.

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“Every team in this league is very good. It is a very competitive league. People looking at Scottish football just look at the top league and don’t realise how good a league this is.”

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