Fred Murray, an Irish-born defender, was signed by Exeter City on a three-month contract in September 2008 after impressing in a trial with the club.
He commenced his career with Blackburn Rovers before moving on to Cambridge United, initially on loan, where he made his Football League debut. After signing for Northampton Town in the summer of 2004, he had a long run in the first team and was seen as a solid left-back who could also play at centre-half. Fred made 38 appearances for Cobblers before joining Stafford Rangers in August 2007 and Stevenage Borough in January 2008.
Released by the Hertfordshire club, Fred agreed a deal with Exeter City in September but, playing mainly in the reserves, only made six first-team appearances between November 2008 and February 2009.
Leaving Exeter in May 2009, Fred moved on to Grays Athletic and Luton Town (then in the Conference) before injury finished his playing career in 2012. Fred then trained as a physiotherapist at Salford University and, after working at QPR for a while, set up a private clinic in London where he treated a number of celebrity clients. In October 2022 it was reported that Fred’s clinic had been co-opted to oversee player treatment at Chelsea.