Newcastle-bound Daryl Murphy misses Ipswich Town’s clash with Preston as Crystal Palace winger is spotted

Daryl Murphy

Daryl Murphy

Daryl Murphy has been omitted from Ipswich Town’s matchday squad for today’s game with Preston, the striker seemingly on his way to Newcastle United for a significant seven-figure fee.

The 33-year-old who has scored 67 in 225 appearances for the Blues is thought to be on the verge of sealing a move back to the North East, having also played for Sunderland.

Murphy is replaced by Brett Pitman in one of two changes from the 1-1 draw at home to Norwich, Tommy Smith replacing summer signing Adam Webster.

Interestingly, Town could be close to sealing a move for Crystal Palace winger Sulley Kai-Kai, who has been spotted at Portman Road today.

As for the visitors, there is no place in the 18 for former Town loanee Ben Pringle.


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TOWN: Bialkowski, Chambers, Knudsen, Berra, Smith, Skuse, Bru, Douglas, Ward, Sears, Pitman. Subs: Gerken, Bishop, Varney, Digby, Webster, Dozzell, Kenlock

PRESTON: Lindegaard, Cunningham, Clarke, Wright, Humphrey, Spurr, Johnson, Gallagher, Welsh, Robinson, Beckford. Subs: Maxwell, Browne, Makienok, Doyle, Grimshaw, Huntington, Hugill

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