Former Celtic flop Daryl Murphy tipped to break 34-year record for Ipswich Town

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Former Celtic and Sunderland striker Daryl Murphy can't stop scoring for Ipswich Town.

Daryl Murphy has been tipped to become the first Ipswich Town player in more than three decades to score 30 goals in a season.

The Irishman has 21 goals to date, surpassing his best ever tally of 13 in a single season.

While blossoming under the management of Mick McCarthy, Murphy has not had a simple path to success, with his spell at Celtic a particular failure.

Murphy scored a woeful three goals at Parkhead, which makes his transformation at Portman Road particularly astounding.

The BBC reported that no other Ipswich player has even surpassed 20 goals since 2001, with all-time leading scorer Ray Crawford telling BBC Radio Suffolk:

"I think he can reach 30. As long as the boys around him can keeping making opportunities for him."

No Ipswich player has scored this number since John Wark in 1980/81, and with plenty to play for this season Murphy is in with a strong chance.

Ipswich are in fourth position in the Championship but are only two points behind the automatic promotion places and appear solid bets at this stage to at least make the play-offs.

There are 15 games left in the regular season, plus a potential three, with Murphy needing nine more to hit the milestone.

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