David Murphy thanks Hibs as he heads to Birmingham City

Last updated : 17 January 2008 By Steve Forbes
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Ex Hibs full back David Murphy has today moved to thank Hibs and their support for the backing they showed him since arriving on a free transfer from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2004.

Murphy, 23, will undergo a medical today and will complete a £2m move to English Premiership side
Birmingham City.

Hibs will receive £1.5m up front and due to add-ons could still net another £1m from the transfer.

Murphy was delighted to get a move back to the Premiership, but thanked everyone connected with Hibernian Football Club as he left, he said:

"The Hibs fans have been terrific because they knew my situation and that means an awful lot.

"It was very important to me that I left Easter Road on the right terms and I am happy to have managed that.

"I was at Hibs for three and a half years and I have absolutely fantastic memories of my time at the club.

"Hibs will always mean something to me and provided one of the best moments of my career when we won the CIS Cup at Hampden last year.

"The Hibs supporters know this is a chance I couldn't turn down and I would just like to wish everyone at Easter Road, the new manager Mixu Paatelainen, all the boys in the dressing room and the fans every continued success.

"I just couldn't turn down the chance to play in the Premiership and Birmingham are a terrific club for me.

"Obviously I know all the management staff because I have heard so much about them with their Scottish links. But I know a few of the players too and that will be a big help.

"I had a taste of the Premiership earlier in my career and I am delighted to get the chance to go back."

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