Report: Three clubs want Nottingham Forest striker Daryl Murphy

A general view of the City Ground ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on January 01, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

Daryl Murphy is on his way out of Nottingham Forest with League One trio Burton Albion, Doncaster Rovers and Bolton Wanderers allegedly keen.

Daryl Murphy of Nottingham Forest during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United at City Ground on August 29, 2018 in Nottingham, England.

Daryl Murphy’s Nottingham Forest career could be about to come to an end with the Eastern Anglian Daily Times claiming that Burton Albion, Bolton Wanderers and Doncaster Rovers have all expressed an interest.

Forest are quickly running out of time as they look to find clubs for a number of players who have been told they are free to leave by new manager Sabri Lamouchi.

 

And Murphy is certainly in the ‘surplus to requirements’ category. At the age of 36, the Irishman’s best years are behind him and the old-school target man was far more suited to Martin O’Neill’s rather rudimentary style than Lamouchi’s more considered, possession-based approach.

The former Rennes boss wants a striker with pace and mobility – two attributes that Murphy did not exactly epitomise even in his heyday.

Daryl Murphy (C) of Nottingham Forest celebrates scoring his teams 2nd goal from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough at City...

According to the EADT, three League One clubs, Burton, Bolton and Doncaster have all made contact with Forest about potentially signing a player who, despite his advanced years, could thrive at a lower level.

Burton are located just 40 minutes south west of the City Ground so Murphy wouldn’t even have to uproot his family in order to join Nigel Clough’s side.

Daryl Murphy of Nottingham Forest in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers at City Ground on December 09, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

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