The Brisbane City striker is hoping to win a contract at the Suncorp Stadium.
Bribane City striker Antonio Murray admits it was a surreal experience when he came up against prospective employers Brisbane Roar last week.
The 28-year-old Englishman has been training with Roar for the past six weeks in the hope of earning a contract ahead of the forthcoming A-League season and was presented with a unique opportunity to impress manager Mike Mulvey.
He was part of the City squad that faced their Brisbane counterparts in a trial match City’s Spencer Park, drawing in a crowd of over over 3,500 fans, with the National Premier League coming off worse in a 3-0 defeat.
Murray now hopes he did enough to impress the two-time A-League champions enough to make his stay at the Suncorp Stadium a permanent one after showcasing his goal scoring talent in the NPL by scoring 23 times in 17 appearances last term.
“It was a bit surreal to be lining up against the (Roar) guys, considering I’d been training with them just the night before,” he told Football Australia.
“It was great to see so many people in the community come out and support us as there are a lot of people behind the scenes who have worked really hard to get the club to where we are.
“Hopefully I can continue to score some goals and earn a contract with Roar.”
Murray spent a majority of his career in England and Scotland taking in spells at non-league clubs Histon and Cambridge United, along with a brief sting north of the border with Hibernian, before moving to Australia in 2011.