Some Newcastle United fans are now pushing for Jacob Murphy to get a new contract at St. James’ Park.

The English winger has emerged as a key player for the Toon this season,

He hasn’t always been a starter, but has proven a useful player for Steve Bruce at times this term.

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Jacob Murphy (Photo by Peter Powell – Pool/Getty Images)

So far the £25,000-a-week star (Spotrac) has made 23 appearances for the club this term across all competitions.

18 of those have come in the Premier League – nine of which have been starts.

Against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Murphy operated as a right wing-back again, and really held his own in a position he is definitely getting more used to now.

Fans thought he played really well against Jose Mourinho’s side, and were impressed with his work ethic.

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Jacob Murphy (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

As things currently stand, Murphy, who spent last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and half of 2018/19 with West Bromwich Albion, is out of contract this summer (via Transfermarkt).

On social media, it seems a large number of Toon fans are now keen to see Murphy rewarded for his recent contributions:

 

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