Date: 23rd January 2014 at 7:32pm
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Following striker Rhys Murphy’s decision to decline the offer from Peterborough and remain at Dagenham, he has explained his reasons, and Wayne Burnett has also spoken about the decision.

Both interviews are on the Official Site.

starting with Murphy he explains that whilst flattered by Peterborough’s interest in him, he doesn’t feel that a move is beneficial to him at this stage of his career.

‘The move isn’t quite right for me at this moment, and I’m now focused on Saturday’s game and helping the team get a result against Scunthorpe.’

Obviously Murphy also had praise for the club for sticking to their word and making him aware of the interest and giving him the opportunity to speak to Peterborough about the option now available to him.

Burnett obviously was delighted with the strikers decision given his form and importance to us and explained the promise that Rhys had been given when he signed for us.

‘We agreed that if a club came in for him that was right for him and right for the football club we wouldn’t stand in his way, we honoured that and rightly so. I’m delighted that he’s stayed and as far as I’m concerned we can move on.’

Burnett echoed the earlier statement in saying that if another club came in with an acceptable fee, they would sit down with the player again, and that goes for all of our players as although we don’t want to lose them, respect and honesty is key, and ultimately if a player wants to go, it’s not in our interests to keep them or hold them back, because we want players to want to be here, but we also want players who are ambitious.