Daryl Murphy makes deadline day move to League One Bolton Wanderers

Tue, Sep 03 2019

Daryl Murphy in action for Ireland Credit: Brian F Smyth (ETPhotos)

Bolton Wanderers have unveiled the deadline day capture of forward Daryl Murphy to round off a busy final day of transfer dealings for the Trotters.

Murphy, now 36, became the ninth player to join Bolton in recent days – as the club have been on the lookout for new recruits after they were saved from liquidation.

The former Waterford United striker’s contract at Nottingham Forest was cancelled to facilitate the move.

Once of Luton Town, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and Celtic in recent years. Murphy has made 32 appearances for the Republic of Ireland.

Making his debut in 2007 during a friendly against Ecuador at Giants Stadium, the Waterford native’s first goal came in 2016 away to Serbia in a World Cup qualifier.

He scored twice more after that, a brace against Moldova at the Aviva Stadium in the penultimate group stage game in October 2017.

Murphy also featured for Ipswich Town and Newcastle United prior to joining Forest.

The target man is likely to play a big part in Keith Hill’s charges attempt to avoid the drop after a dismal start to League One.   

Murphy is also expected to start in Bolton’s EFL Trophy clash against Bradford City this evening. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.