Yeovil’s hat-trick hero Rhys Murphy says he is ‘desperate to play’ but knows you have wait for your chance with the quality of Mark Cooper’s squad.

Murphy scored three in the second half of Yeovil’s 7-1 win against AFC Stoneham yesterday, completing his hattrick in stoppage time.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Tom Seymour following the rout, Murphy said: “Every player wants to play. I’m no different, [I’m] desperate to play. The manager knows that, but we’ve got a good squad so you have to earn the right every week. We’ve got lots of good players here so whoever’s on the pitch at the start of the game is a good player, so you wait for you chance and hopefully today I took mine.”

Murphy credited Jordan Stevens for his cross for the first, was thankful of the gift from Stoneham’s defender and praised Jordan Maguire-Drew for the assist for his third, but said advancing through the cup was the priority.

“We’re through to the next round, that’s the most important thing.”

“All the boys that scored today, everybody played their part, [I’m] disappointed to concede a goal but a thoroughly convincing win at home in front of the fans again, which was good. And we’re through to the next round, that’s the most important thing.”

With a return to National League South action next weekend and just three points from the top, Yeovil will want to keep the pressure and Murphy is relishing the trip to Hampton & Richmond.

“We hope from our point of view that we can take that form into the next game, we’re not on a bad run ourselves. I know its a cliché but you want to win every game you play so this was no different and the next game is no different – so bring on next weekend.”

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