Darren O'Dea explains reason why Ipswich star Daryl Murphy struggled at Celtic

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Daryl Murphy was amongst the goals once again for Ipswich Town today.

Ipswich Town hammered Charlton Athletic 3-0 in the Championship this afternoon, making it three wins in the last four games for manager Mick McCarthy.

The Tractor Boys went down to The Valley and left with a comfortable victory thanks to two goals from Daryl Murphy and another from Freddie Sears.

The contribution of Murphy was vital for Ipswich, as the Irish international looks to finally back back amongst the goals this season.

Murphy, 32, smashed 27 league goals last season, firing Ipswich to the play-offs in his best season in recent years, having previously struggled at Celtic.

This term, Murphy has found goals a little harder to come by, with today's brace taking him on to six for the season in his 16th appearance - but it's clear that he still poses a major threat.

After the game, Celtic fans asked ex-defender Darren O'Dea - who played with Murphy at domestic and internatioanl level - just why the big striker struggled at Celtic, with just three goals in 23 games.

O'Dea praised Murphy for his performance today, and stated that he felt the football under Neil Lennon didn't suit Murphy, with the forward better in the Championship.

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