Murphy loan completed

Last updated : 06 April 2002 By Palace Dan
Australian International Sean Murphy's loan spell at Palace has ended and he has returned to Sheffield United. Manager Trevor Francis has not yet made up his mind about Murphy, but any transfer will have to wait until the summer. In the meantime Tony Popovic is nearing full fitness, but defensive partner Kit Symons will not play again this season, following an injury to his hamstring and groin. There is some goon news for Francis, Aleks Kolinko has recovered from his knee ligament injury, sustained while playing for Latvia last week, and he will deputise for Matt Clarke in goal at Crewe on Sunday. Andrejs Rubins and Andrew Frampton will also travel.