Aston Villa Academy graduate Rushian Hepburn-Murphy’s loan spell out with League Two side Cambridge United is now officially at an end as he returned to Bodymoor Heath early, along with Jake Doyle-Hayes, as they both picked up injuries that ruled them out of Colin Calderwood’s final game of the 2018/19 campaign.
Having returned for treatment and rehabilitation, RHM’s season in the second half of the year saw the 20-year-old make ten starting appearances with a further six showings from the substitutes bench, and in those games, he contributed two goals, helping them to four points in a win over Grimsby Town and a draw with Carlisle United.
Those four points were key in seeing them finish fourth from bottom of the table, and they avoided the drop by six points ultimately. Taking to social media this week, whilst he’d have no doubt hoped for a better goal return, it seems he won plenty of fans over with his overall efforts on the pitch for them.
— Rushian H-Murphy (@Rushcmpt) May 7, 2019
Would like to see you back at the Abbey. Hope you get some game time at Villa.
— Daniel Jordan (@DanJordan90) May 7, 2019
would love to see you back at the abbey next season but unlikely its going to happen so i wish you farewell and hope you break into villas first team ASAP
— scott underwood (@doodlebuggy1234) May 7, 2019
Well played young man, good luck with the rest of your career.
Great attitude and willing to lead the line, be nice to have you another year but thats unlikely to happen
— stuart palmer (@overthefence200) May 7, 2019
Welcome back anytime
— Jackbeeton (@Jckbeeton02cufc) May 7, 2019
Nice one Rushian, great attitude and it was a pleasure to have you at the Abbey
— Mark (@cufcmark59) May 7, 2019
Welcome back anytime.
— Rory (@s_rozza) May 7, 2019
Welcome back any time mate.
— Cambridge Bear (@scooterrangers) May 7, 2019