Place Of Birth:
Date Of Birth:
Mar 7, 1988
May 15, 2009
Arriving at Almondvale in 2004, Murray came through the youth development system at Livingston and made his debut for the West Lothian club in March 2008 in a match against Dundee at Dens Park.
Unfortunately, his debut was marred when he received a red card and worse was to follow when the same fate befell him in his second match eleven days later at Cappielow against Morton.
However, Murray put the disappointment of that unusual start to his first team career behind him to settle into the Livingston midfield in the four games which remained of the 2007/2008 season.
It was the 2008/2009 season that he really began to flourish and he played 33 games during a sometimes troubled season for the Almondvale club and within those 33 matches were 5 games against St Johnstone where he caught the eye of then Saints manager Derek McInnes. The dust had barely settled on the season when McInnes moved to bring Murray to Perth – together with Livingston colleague Dave Mackay – on a three-year contract.
Davidson quickly showed that he could handle the game at SPL level and although troubled by a niggling groin injury he featured in 33 of the 38 league games. His abilities brought two call-ups to the Scotland Under 21 side but unfortunately that injury caused him to have to drop out on both occasions.
However, he started season 2010/2011 on a positive note when he made his under 21 international debut at the third attempt against Sweden in Paisley and he followed that up with call-ups to the full Scotland squad for games against the Faroe Isles in November 2010 and Brazil in March 2011.
A solid SPL campaign for Saints in 2011/2012 brought plenty of admirers and he headed into the 2012/2013 season determined to further enhance his reputation, doing so when he made his long awaited full Scotland debut in November 2012 as a late substitute as interim Scotland manager Billy Stark secured a 2-1 win in Luxembourg.
It looked likely that Murray would leave the club in the summer of 2013 and he made it known that he fancied trying his luck in England - an opportunity which would have been fully deserved - but when nothing came of several enquiries from south of the border, he was as good as his word and returned to Saints for the 2013/14 campaign.
Murray has been extremely unlucky with serious injuries over both the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons which have significantly affected his appearances. His injury misfortune continued whilst making his 200th Saints appearance against Alashkert in Armenia during a Europa League match on the opening of the 2015'16 campaign when he was again forced to leave the pitch early due to injury.
Murray was back to his best in midfield in season 2015/2016 which saw him pick up several player of the year awards at the end of the season. He was also rewarded with a further year extension to his contract which ties him to the club until the summer of 2018.
Murray's home jersey is kindly sponsored by Sally Melloy & Mark Kedar and his away jersey is available for sponsorship.
Would you like to sponsor Murray Davidson? Player Sponsorship is £315 (Inc. VAT) for the season - contact Roddy Grant on 01738 455000 for more information.
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