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Murphy: I'd Like to Stay
Murphy: I'd Like to Stay
Saturday, 11th Feb 2012 08:39

Daryl Murphy has confirmed his interest in a permanent move to Ipswich once his season-long loan from Celtic expires.

But Murphy, who has scored twice in his 17 appearances to date, admits he has yet to discuss the possibility of a deal with Town boss Paul Jewell.

The 28-year-old from Waterford said: “There’s nothing going on at the minute. The manager and I haven’t talked about it at all. I’m here until the end of the season – that was the agreement – and whatever happens after that we’ll just have to wait and see.

“Would I like to stay at Ipswich? Yes, I would. I’m really enjoying my time here and there are still a lot of games left to play. But the decision won’t just be down to me.

“I still have another year of my contract left at Celtic so for the time being I’m just concentrating on trying to do as well as I can through to the end of the season, getting as many wins and points for Ipswich as possible.”

Murphy is in his second temporary stint at Portman Road, having scored six times in 18 league games on loan from Sunderland two years ago when Roy Keane was in charge.

He is delighted with the way Town’s form has improved in recent weeks to lift them 10 points clear of the relegation zone going into tomorrow’s home clash with sixth-placed Middlesbrough.

Murphy added: “We’ve won our last two and I think the performances were quite good in the previous games. We deserved to get more out of these games but we conceded sloppy goals.

“But thankfully it has come together in the last two and we’ve had some good results. Some late goals, too, which makes a change because it’s usually us conceding them.

“It’s been brilliant for confidence. The buzz is back around the place and everybody is in good spirits.”

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alexharban added 08:48 - Feb 11
Good! I like Murph
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Dissboyitfc added 08:49 - Feb 11
i would keep him, but dont always think jewell has used him in his strongest position. we have better wide players, in carson for instance...COYB
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BtreeBlueBlood added 08:55 - Feb 11
Lets wait n see. Havent we heard all this b4!!!
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The_Snake added 08:57 - Feb 11
I thought he was excellent against West Ham, he gives some height to the attack which Carson lacks - people shouldn't compare them as they offer two different options.
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jas0999 added 08:58 - Feb 11
Sounds a too familiar! Murphy has done well in the past two games, but before that (like many others) was pretty poor. His wages will clearly be an issue.
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village_blue added 08:59 - Feb 11
Good, Now sign him up jewellio!
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Essexnblue added 09:36 - Feb 11
Jas0999, why would wages be a problem?

If you look at many of ex Celtic players they are in the championship at clubs with the same wage structure as us.

If you look at the wage bill at Celtic the average wage is 6k per week amongst the professional staff.

Money shouldnt be a problem but the price of property will be.


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irishtim added 11:25 - Feb 11
Has played well lately. Lets wait till the end of the season.
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Garv added 11:45 - Feb 11
Would definitely keep him. Along with Cresswell our most consistent player. You always know what you're going to get from him.
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buryblue77 added 13:01 - Feb 11
Should keep him, he's a bit of a Dirk Kyut in a way, strong and powerful, not the most talented and not going to get you 20 goals a season, but offers something different going forward.
Sign him up Paul!
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itfcjc added 13:10 - Feb 11
I'd like him to stay
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bluearmy4life added 22:45 - Feb 19
Sign him up.

Look's solid in a left wing/forward role.

I know he has scored 4 less goals so far compared to his previous loan term, but he has cemented his place in the side and playing well too.
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