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.
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.
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