Annan Athletic boss Peter Murphy is pleased his work at the club is being recognised - but insists his sole focus is on life with the Galabankies at the moment.

Murphy, Carlisle United’s record outfield appearance-maker, is among those to have been linked with the vacant manager’s position at Brunton Park after Steven Pressley was sacked on Wednesday. Murphy is at odds of 16/1, according to BetVictor.

The 39-year-old Dubliner, who took charge at Galabank in 2017 and led Annan to the Scottish League One promotion play-off final last season, was also recently linked with the manager’s role at Ayr United, another of his former clubs from his playing days, before Mark Kerr was named as Ian McCall’s successor last month.

When asked if it was nice to see his work at Athletic getting noticed, Murphy, who made 477 appearances for the Blues, said: “It is, yeah.

“The Ayr United post came up recently, as well, and I was getting calls about that. It’s pleasing to be getting recognition, with us back in the play-offs.

“But I just need to keep on focusing on what I’m doing at Annan for now.”

The Black and Golds, who visit Stirling Albion tomorrow, have moved into fourth position in Scottish League Two after victories against third-placed Cowdenbeath [1-0] and Brechin City [5-2].