Simon Murray is back in Scotland after South African club Bidvest Wits confirmed his departure.
The forward, who can count Arbroath, Hibs, Dundee, Dundee United, and Montrose amongst his former clubs, has spent the last two years over in South Africa. He’s played 28 games, scoring eight, although this season has been disrupted by a cruciate ligament rupture.
A statement from the Clever Boys reads: “After two years at The Clever Boys, 28 year old UK born Murray returned to his home in Scotland on Friday 27 March 2020.
“The club and the player mutually agreed for the player to return home after receiving the all-clear from the surgeon and the club’s medical team. The club wishes him well in his future endeavours.”
Back to the SPFL?
It seems likely that Murray’s next move will be back in the SPFL. He has proven himself as a decent forward wherever he’s been, always managing to score goals.
Murray started off at Montrose before playing junior football in the early parts of his career. He would then get his break at Arbroath, which earned him a move to Dundee United. From Tannadice the striker would then move to Leith with Hibs, where Murray would make a loan switch to former club United’s rivals Dundee.
South Africa will have provided the forward with a brilliant life experience, but now a return to Scottish football post-football shutdown could ensue for Murray.