Newcastle United’s strikers are struggling, but one whom they let go is doing the business.
Not only did Newcastle United fans have to endure three Watford goals at St James’ Park on Saturday, they had to sit through another display of toothless finishing from their strikers.
Murphy was never first choice under Benitez but came up with a few important goals in his handful of Newcastle outings to help them secure promotion from the Championship.
The 34-year-old is largely untested in the Premier League, but had he stayed he would offer the Magpies a presence up top that they miss because of Benitez’s refusal to use Mitrovic.
Anyone rather of kept Daryl Murphy at the Toon then sign Joselu? I for one defo would of he always looked a threat when he played #Nufc— Rich Miller ⚫️⚪️ (@Rich1982Miller) November 25, 2017
After a promising start to life on Tyneside, it has quickly become apparent why Joselu spent so much time on the bench at Stoke City. The Spaniard does not offer enough over 90 minutes.
Murphy may be an unfashionable centre forward by top-flight standards, but he knows where the goal is and Benitez may be cursing the fact that he is finding it for Forest, rather than his team.