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Done Deal: Nottingham Forest announce forward deal

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Nottingham Forest have announced the arrival of Newcastle United forward Daryl Murphy on a three-year deal. 

The fee for the transfer of the 34-year-old to the City Ground is undisclosed, with Mark Warburton swiftly using some of the £15m windfall brought about by the sale of Britt Assombalonga to Middlesbrough.

The departure of Assombalonga left Warburton needing to find firepower as he seeks to transform the fortunes of the former European champions, who narrowly avoided relegation to the third tier on the final day of last season.

In Murphy, Warburton does not possess someone who can replace the electric pace of Assombalonga but he does have a prolific goalscorer on his hands, and someone who has plenty of experience in the second tier.

Murphy has played 274 Championship games in his career, across spells at Ipswich Town, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and his one-season spell at Newcastle, netting 82 times and laying on 43 assists.

The striker also has Premier League experience, making 72 appearances in the top flight, netting four times, to go with 26 caps and a solitary goal for the Republic of Ireland.

Warburton will be hoping that Murphy can use all that experience to good effect and fill the void left by Assombalonga’s departure, as well as moving the club away from the bottom of the table.

Nottingham Forest fans – what do you make of your new centre forward? Is he the man to replace Assombalonga? Let us know in the comments below…


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