Hugh Act To Follow

17 April 2012 07:35
Sticking with one club for 15 years is unusual in the modern era.

Record holder Hugh Murray will be leaving St Mirren at the end of the season. He holds the record for the most competitive appearances for the Buddies side. Murray made his debut in 1997 and has played 467 times since then. The midfielder also set the record for the most league appearances by a Saints player at 402 and was honoured with a testimonial season in 2007-2008. Buddies manager Danny Lennon said: "Shuggy has set himself in the record books at a club he has served terrifically well for 15 years. In the modern era, it is rare for a player to spend his whole career at the one club. I think that is to be praised and commended. Shuggy has now thrown down the gauntlet to our emerging young players, such as Jason Naismith and Thomas Reilly, encouraging them to be the next players to serve the club impeccably well in the years to come and to achieve legendary status at a club that is steeped in 135 years of rich footballing heritage. We wish Shuggy every success in the future and believe he will continue to make a positive impact on Scottish football in the years ahead."