Date: 5th November 2014 at 5:18pm
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This really is astonishing. Daryl Murphy has already scored a staggering 10 goals in just 15 Championship games because remember he did not play in the Blackburn home game in October, as he was injured on international duty with Ireland.

For a player whom I regarded to be at best a 1 in 3 goal scorer this is quite a remarkable transformation for the Irishman so why?

The turning point in his Town career was perhaps finally signing a blues contract on the 7th June 2013 and from that moment on he has never looked back.

According to his gaffer Mick McCarthy, Daryl is enjoying like in Suffolk and is very settled and this shows in his performances of late, which have been outstanding.

Perhaps the catalyst for his new goal scoring habit was when David McGoldrick was injured for a long spell at the back end of last season and this is when he was moved from his less favoured wide berth to a more central position.

Let us face it, Daryl Murphy is a traditional centre forward and he has proved of late that he is not just good in the air but great on the ground having scored this season a series of truly world class goals with both feet!

Perhaps Leicester are wondering if they went for the wrong man in the transfer window?

In truth, we are blessed with the best front pair in the division and if they can stay fit and out of trouble, both of them could hit the 20 goal mark and above this term and it is a long time since we have witnessed this.

Wolves were a disappointment last night it has to be said but Ipswich were up to the task and did not give them the space to develop any serious goal scoring opportunities apart from that freak of a goal!

Town are now sitting pretty in fifth place in the Sky Bet Championship and face Watford on Saturday at Portman Road.

The first phase of the acid test has been conquered and maybe this weekend Town can exorcise another bad omen by beating their bogey team and one of the best sides in this division.

All it leaves me to say is, come on you Blues!

Frank Weston – The proud editor of Vital Ipswich


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