Date: 15th April 2013 at 10:24pm
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Crewe Alexandra skipper Luke Murphy considers himself ready to move up to a higher level after recently leading his side to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

“If I did go I would never forget what they’ve done for me” – Luke Murphy

The 23-year-old midfielder netted the opening goal at Wembley to help his side defeat League Two Southend United by a 2-0 scoreline and establish their second win at the national stadium in just eleven months.

However, in between each of those triumphs the Alex have lost the services of both Nick Powell and Ashley Westwood to the Premier League, and Murphy has already previously been linked with possibly reuniting with the latter at Aston Villa.

“I believe I’m ready to play at a higher level,” Murphy told BBC Radio Stoke. “I’d love that to be with Crewe. But, if it’s not at Crewe, that’s football. If I did go I would never forget what they’ve done for me here and they’d always have a place in my heart.”

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