In a desperate attempt to launch themselves out of the relegation zone, Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Town have recently been linked with the signing of Daryl Murphy.
The Irishman is no stranger to Portman Road, having scored 67 goals in a total of 225 appearances over four different spells with the Tractor Boys.
The 35-year-old has since moved on to Newcastle United and now Nottingham Forest, where despite netting four goals in just ten appearances for the Reds this term, he has fallen down the pecking order behind the division’s leading goalscorer Lewis Grabban.
Ipswich, despite securing their first home win of the season against Wigan last weekend, remain in dire straits, and still find themselves five points adrift of safety.
Their summer recruitment was poor – Ellis Harrison and Kayden Jackson have failed to make an impact up front since arriving from Bristol Rovers and Accrington Stanley respectively, and whilst Murphy may have been a good goalscorer a few years back, he isn’t getting any younger.
With that being said, here, we take a look at THREE alternatives that Paul Lambert should be on focused on signing instead…