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Mick McCarthy: Hands off Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick


Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy

IPSWICH Town boss Mick McCarthy has told clubs that Ireland internationals Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick are not for sale.

The Tractor Boys have started planning for next season in the Championship after their promotion play-off defeat to Norwich City with five players - including Irish lads Stephen and Noel Hunt - told they won't be kept on.

There were fears that the form of Murphy - the top scorer across all the divisions in England - and McGoldrick could prompt bids but McCarthy says he's already been reassured that they won't leave.

"I had a discussion with Marcus (Evans, club owner) yesterday about the players that might be targets," McCarthy said (pictured left).

"You are looking at Murph, with 27 goals this season. Didz (McGoldrick) is another.

"I had a word with him and he's not looking to move. He wants to come back and get himself fit and show everyone what a good player he is again.

"I want to progress. I don't want to sell however much money is offered.

"I don't want to lose our best players."