Bidvest Wits complete the signing of Scottish striker Simon Murray

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The Students have bolstered their attacking department with the signing of a Scottish striker

Bidvest Wits have confirmed the acquisition of striker Simon Murray from Scottish Premiership side Hibernian FC.

Reports in the 26-year-old’s homeland recently revealed that the two clubs had agreed a fee for Murray and he would arrive in Johannesburg to put pen to paper on a deal.

Nonetheless, the club have now announced that Murray is officially their player.

Wits struggled last season, missing out on a top eight position despite being defending champions.

This has subsequently led to Wits coach Gavin Hunt using the offseason break to rid his side of unwanted deadwood.

Murray will also be seen as replacement for Englishman James Keene, who has since joined SuperSport United.

The forward is a well-travelled individual who has played for several clubs in Scotland.

While he was most recently on the books of Hibernian, he spent the second half of the 2017/2018 season out on loan at Dundee.

During his time with The Dee, Murray made 14 appearances and found the back of the net on just three occasions.

Nevertheless, much will be expected from the Scottish player, who also scored six goals in 22 appearances for Hibernian before going out on loan.

Murray though, will face stiff competition for a place in Hunt’s starting XI. Wits already have at their disposal Lehlohonolo Majoro and Gabadinho Mhango, while Gift Motupa was brought in as well to add to Wits’ goal threat.

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Motupa in particular, could give Murray a run for his money at Wits following an impressive 2017/18 season where he scored nine goals with Baroka FC.

The club took to Twitter to unveil their newest signing.  

Meanwhile, aside from Motupa, Murray will join up with the likes of Bantu Mzwakali,  Robyn Johannes, Deon Hotto, Brighton Mhlongo and Cole Alexander who have all made the switch to the 2016/17 Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions. 

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