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HISTORY BECKONS FOR MURPH

11 February 2015

Can deadly Daryl become one of Town's all-time top scorers in a season?

Daryl Murphy is on target to write his name into the Club’s history books as one of Town’s top League scorers in a single season.

The Republic of Ireland international took his tally for the Championship campaign to 19 last night with the equaliser in the 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

He is now one goal away from becoming the first Town player to score 20 League goals in a season since Darren Bent in 2004/05.

Daryl has played 28 of Town’s 30 Championship games this term and if he continues his current scoring rate of around a goal every 1.5 games over the remaining 16 matches, he will hit 30 goals, putting him in the top four of all-time scorers in a season for Blues.

The Club’s highest League scorer in a season is Ted Phillips with 41 in 1956/57. Then you have...
Ray Crawford with 40 in 1960/61
Ray Crawford with 33 in 1961/62
Ted Phillips with 30 in 1960/61
Ted Phillips with 28 in 1961/62
Ray Crawford with 25 in 1962/63
David Johnson with 22 in 1999/2000
Alan Brazil with 22 in 1981/82

“I thought Murph was outstanding against Sheffield Wednesday,” Town boss Mick McCarthy told the Club website. 

“He beat the centre-half and whipped a shot across goal, had a great shot saved by the ‘keeper and then had a header against the post in the first-half. 

“He could have thought it might not happen for him but he kept going and got his reward with a fantastic goal. He’s having a great season and all the hard work he has put in on the training ground with TC [Terry Connor] is paying off.”


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