HIGHWORTH Town has announced the signing of AFC Bournemouth midfielder Jordan Murray on a youth-loan until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old had spent time at Reading and Swindon Town when he was younger before signing for the Cherries midway through the 2018-19 season.

Murray is a second-year scholar at the Vitality Stadium, and was looking for a club to maintain his match sharpness until pre-season.

Worthians co-manager John Fisher made the call to Bournemouth’s academy and Murray was reportedly only too happy to move up north for a few months.

Discussing his latest signing, Fisher said: “We have managed to get a lad on loan from Bournemouth until the end of the season – Jordan Murray.

“He lives in Swindon, he’s young and he knows a couple of the lads already, so he’ll fit right in with the bunch of lads we’ve got here.

“We’re looking to bring a few more in, but we’re not going to rush in and sign just anyone – we’ll wait until the right ones come along.”

Murray is likely to be involved on Saturday when Highworth travel down to Hampshire to take on AFC Totton.

The pair faced off only two weeks ago at the Save on Tyres Stadium in their most recent fixture, with the away side emerging 2-1 winners.

Although, Fisher argued it could and should have been a more emphatic victory for Totton if they had dispatched the plethora of chances they created.

Highworth’s problem is something of the opposite though in Fisher’s eyes – the Town co-boss is desperate to see his players start creating more chances to back up the good work of the defence.

He said: “Totton are decent up front – there’s no two ways about it.

“Last time we played them, if they had have put their chances away we would have been dead and buried by half-time.

“We know they are strong up front, but with the position they are in in the table, they concede goals as well.

“The only problem we’ve got is that we haven’t been scoring goals. We have got to turn that around if we want to have a chance of winning this game.

“Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said on Monday that his team need to score more goals – it’s the same with us.

“It doesn’t matter what level you play at, you can’t continue keeping clean sheets and not scoring at the other end if you want to be successful.

“If we can turn things around and start finding the net, we’ll do really well because our back five are superb.”