Murphy has played as a right wing-back in the previous four games, with the Magpies going unbeaten in that time, which also saw him score a great goal in the 2-1 win against Burnley.
The winger has recently been linked with a move to Rangers who won their 55th SPFL title this season, however, Steve Bruce has spoken openly about his desire to see Murphy handed a new deal at the club.
Speaking on why Murphy deserves to be given a new contract and how he hopes Newcastle don’t hesitate in giving him a new deal, Howey told FFC:
“He scored a great goal against Burnley and I think he deserves a new contract, but I think it’s not fair in some ways when players want to sign a new contract but they don’t feel like the club want them to.
“Players might start to think that I’ll just leave on a free because a club has messed them about and players want to have that little bit of extra security in their careers.”