Former Carlisle United and Workington Reds hitman Glenn Murray hopes there is still room for rags-to-riches tales in football.

Albion’s Murray, from Maryport, and Leicester rival Jamie Vardy were on target in the 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Both have made it to the top after beginning their careers in non-league football.

Murray, who started his senior career at Borough Park, said: "I hope it’s still doable because I think there is still a place in football for raw players that haven’t been over-coached in an academy.

"I suppose it gives you a little bit of a chip on your shoulder, that you weren’t good enough, you weren’t in an academy, and then that gives you the hunger.

"It depends on the person. It either makes or breaks you. 

"I think for players like me and Jamie it gave us that hunger to strive on and maybe even surpass those players that got into an academy before us."

He added to The Argus: "I want to keep going as long as possible.

"I’m enjoying my football, playing at the top level.

"It’s going well and long may that continue."