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Daryl Murphy. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Daryl Murphy. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Daryl Murphy. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

IPSWICH boss Mick McCarthy has again hailed the contribution of the "terrific" Ireland striker Daryl Murphy after a goal from the Waterford man kept Ipswich in the hunt for the play-offs.

Murphy, 31, scored his second goal in three games for Ipswich in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest, his equaliser earning Ipswich a point which leaves them just two points off the last play-off spot.

"Murph was terrific for us again. He has that number nine on his back, he's loved here. It feels like home for him and we've seen the benefit of that," said McCarthy, pleased with his side's return of seven points from three games last week.

"In the end it was a fair result and a decent point in what has been a good week for us. We've seen the other results and we're still right in there."

Managerless Forest, who are also missing their injured captain Andy Reid, promoted former Derry City star Stephen McLaughlin to the bench for the game.

Donegal lad McLaughlin had a spell on loan with Bristol City earlier this season but is still awaiting his Forest debut.


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