Murphy renews contract at Fulham

Fulham captain Danny Murphy has signed a new deal with the club that will keep him at Craven Cottage until at least the end of next season.

The former England international joined Fulham in 2007 from Spurs and captained the side to the Europa League final last term, where they were beaten 2-1 by Atletico Madrid.

The 33-year-old said he was happy to have committed his future to the club.

“I’m delighted to have signed a contract extension this morning,” Murphy said on Saturday.

“As a club we’ve achieved great things during my time at Fulham so far, not least our highest ever League finish and reaching the Europa League Final.”

“It is a great source of pride for me, as club captain, to have played a role in some truly historic moments for Fulham Football Club.”

“On Sunday we’ve got a massive game against Spurs in the FA Cup and as a team we will give our all tomorrow afternoon to earn a place in the fifth round.”

“I’m sure it’s going to be a great atmosphere at the Cottage and hopefully we can continue our impressive start to 2011.”