Celtic’s Daryl Murphy to join Ipswich on loan until end of the season


Celtic manager Neil Lennon has continued the cull of the team’s out of favour players with the news that Daryl Murphy follows Darren O’Dea and Josh Thompson out on loan until the end of the season.

Murphy will join struggling Championship side Ipswich Two on loan until the end of the season after failing to break into the Celtic First team as a regular.

Paperwork will be completed tomorrow morning and will train with his new team mates ahead of the weekend clash against Leeds United.

“It came out of the blue really, I had a call from my agent last night to say Ipswich were interested and it was a no brainer for me really,” Daryl told the Ipswich Town official website.

“I know the Club and the area from my time here before. Some of the lads that were at the Club then are still here and I know Michael Chopra from our time at Sunderland.

“I’m looking forward to playing for the Club again and we will see how it goes from there. If I do well and the manager wants to extend my stay beyond the year then I certainly would be interested but for now all I want is to concentrate on is playing games.”

Murphy had spent five months on loan at Portman Road, when he was with Sunderland, back in Season 2009/10, scoring six goals in 18 games.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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