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Reds legend Joey joins campaign to find Michael

Published date: 08 February 2012 |
Published by: Matt Jones
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WREXHAM FC legend Joey Jones has joined the campaign to help find missing Michael Murphy.

The former Liverpool, Chelsea and Wales full-back is looking to get Reds players to warm up in special T-shirts with Mr Murphy’s picture before two televised games.

Arsenal fan Mr Murphy, from Mold, was last seen leaving the Convatec factory on Deeside Industrial Park at about 6am on Wednesday, January 4.

The 32-year-old’s red Volkswagen Polo was recovered by police from the Flintshire Bridge that afternoon after it was reported by a member of the public.

Jones, who is now youth team manager at Wrexham, came up with the idea after speaking to Mr Murphy’s aunt Peggy Murphy, who works at Wrexham’s Glyndwr University.

He said: “I would like to see the club do something to raise awareness. I have spoken to his aunt and they are a lovely family.

“We want to see if we can keep the awareness going so people do not forget.”
Wrexham’s Blue Square Bet Premier home game on Wednesday, March 7, against Luton Town and the away fixture on Tuesday, April 10, against Fleetwood Town, will be shown live on Premier Sports.

Jones, who played for the club during three spells between 1973 and 1992, said:
“We will look to get the team in the t-shirts before the game and hopefully get it in the national papers.

“That would be a real boost. It could be seen by people all over the country.”
Football is a close knit community. If anyone can do something to help another fan, they will.

“People want to see families together not apart. It must be distressing for his family.”

Mr Murphy is 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build with short, fair hair, which is balding.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a dark grey flat cap, a long, dark grey duffle coat, blue jeans and white Adidas trainers with three black stripes on the side.

“I would appeal for any football fans across the country who know anything to get in touch,” said Jones.

“I think everyone in the area is concerned and worried about him. Anyone with information should get in touch.”

An appeal for information about Mr Murphy was heard by more than 8,000 football fans at Wrexham’s Racecourse stadium during their third round FA Cup replay against Brighton.

Anyone with information should call North Wales Police on 101.

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