Former Celtic striker Daryl Murphy has joined Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer. [71], In late 2018, Murphy was banned for six weeks for failing a drugs test, testing positive for cocaine. [24], He did not receive another call up until 2014, when Ireland manager Martin O'Neil called him up for a friendly against Serbia on 5 March 2014. [68], Murphy scored on the opening day of the 2018–19 season, scoring the equalising goal in a 1–1 draw with Bristol City at Ashton Gate. "I had a chat with the manager at the end of the season and I'm pleased to get the deal done and finally be an Ipswich player on a permanent basis," he told the club website.external-link, "It's well documented that I love being at Ipswich and I made no secret that I wanted to return.". Former Celtic striker Daryl Murphy has joined Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer. [51] After a comparatively slow start to the 2015–16 season in which he failed to score in his first 13 appearances of the league campaign, Murphy ended his drought by netting his first hat-trick in English football in a 2–5 away victory over Rotherham United on 7 November 2015. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. [18][19] On the final day of the season, he scored two goals against Luton Town in a 0–5 away win, while also setting up Anthony Stokes for his goal. His first goal of the season came on 17 September 2013, netting in a 2–1 win over Yeovil Town. Ipswich Town will sign forward Daryl Murphy on a two-year deal following his release by Celtic. Murphy parted company with Nottingham Forest to join England’s crisis club permanently. Murphy scored his third goal of the season in the Black Cats' 2–1 away win over Queens Park Rangers on 28 November,[17] and then notched in successive games against Norwich City and Luton Town. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. [31] He made his debut the following week in a friendly against Lincoln City, scoring his first goal for the club in a 4–1 win. After a three year spell at Waterford he signed for Sunderland in 2005. Murphy formed a strong partnership with fellow new signing David McGoldrick, the duo netting 29 goals between them during the season, with Murphy scoring 13 of those. [80] On 26 June it was announced Murphy would be one of 14 senior players released at the end of his contract on 30 June. HP10 9TY | 01676637 | Registered in England & Wales. Bolton made nine last day signings and a couple of familiar names have popped up alongside Murphy. "But I had some great times there and I'd like to say thanks to everyone involved there and the fans. DARYL Murphy is set to continue his playing career in Ireland after the expiry of his Bolton Wanderers contract. "A lot of my family support Celtic and they are die-hard fans," he said.