3 goal Celtic flop Daryl Murphy has an incredible 17 in 24 this season for Ipswich already

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Celtic flop Daryl Murphy is thriving at Ipswich Town.

Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy just cannot stop scoring - a statement which may seem bizarre to fans of his former club,

The 31-year-old has hit form for the Tractor Boys, scoring at the weekend to earn an impressive draw against Premier League surprise package Southampton.

Murphy has now netted 17 goals in 24 games for Mick McCarthy's side, outdoing the 13 he scored across the whole of last season.

It's a huge improvement on his time at Celtic, where he scored only three goals in 23 games for the club, which included just 10 starts.

The Scottish side paid around £1.5 million to sign him from Sunderland, with Murphy admitting the move was a boyhood dream - but it hardly panned out that way.

After being released in 2013 he signed with Ipswich and hasn't looked back, now in the form of his life - this is already his highest season total, as helping the club mount what appears to be a serious promotion push.

Mick McCarthy even had to shoot down speculation linking Murphy with a Premier League move a fortnight ago, admitting only a 'bonkers' offer could change his mind.

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