Declining a new contract from Woking at the end of the 06/07 campaign, Karl Murray signed for Grays Athletic on a 2-year deal from fellow Conference side on 18th May 2007. His arrival at The New Rec was announced just days after Grays signed his Cardinals team-mate Craig McAllister.|
Karl joined Woking from Shrewsbury Town, where he started his career off as a trainee. One month prior to his move to Woking, he had a short 1-month loan spell with Northwich Victoria where Karl made just 4 appearances, on his return to The Shrews he was told he could leave, as he didn't feature in manager Jimmy Quinn's plans.
It was understood that Karl was looking for a club down south, nearer to his hometown of London. Karl previously trained with Woking back in December 2003, however both parties failed to agree terms. Eventually he signed on Friday 2nd January at midday. He was also rumoured to be in talks with Conference rivals Dagenham & Redbridge amongst other clubs around the London area.
The versatile midfielder spent three years at Woking making almost 150 appearances and won Player of The Season twice.
Before signing for The Blues, Murray is reported to have been offered a Â£6,000 signing on fee, on top of Â£600 per week offer from Conference South side Eastleigh.
Murray has represented England in the National Game XI squad in the match against Italy in 2004. After being selected for the final sixteen man squad in 2005, Karl was forced to withdraw due to injury.
The midfielder was transfer listed in late 2007 following a falling-out with manager, Justin Edinburgh. Murray continued to play on for the club before his contract was cancelled by mutual consent o...[Read more]