Date: 1st August 2014 at 6:15pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett has said that the future of Rhys Murphy really rests in the hands of the board depending on the decision they wish to take.

Barnsley made an offer for the striker last week, but it didn’t reach our valuation of the player who scored 13 times for us last campaign, and with the former Arsenal youngster only having 12 months left on his current deal, the Board basically have to decide whether to cash in on the 23 year old now, lose him in January for a lower potential fee or run the risk of him not agreeing a new deal before next summer when he can depart for free.

Speaking to London24 the gaffer explained that ideally Murphy would sign a new deal with us, but he knows he has ambitions to play at a higher level.

‘The bid from Barnsley wasn’t acceptable. The only thing on Rhys’ mind at the moment is his recovery from injury and getting back playing. The recovery is coming along well and hopefully in the next couple of weeks he will be back in full training. The board would have to make the decision over whether to keep him. I would like to keep him, but you can’t stop anyone from wanting to play at a higher level.’