Daryl Murphy left Nottingham Forest last month following the mutually agreed termination of his contract and he is now off the mark.
Nottingham Forest decided to call it quits with the 36-year-old striker this summer and let him move on.
The two parties agreed to mutually terminate his contract which led to him joining Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer. After a patient start at the Macron Stadium, he is now off the mark.
Prior to last night Murphy had only made three appearances in League One. The Trotters were unable to secure three points in any of those games.
Last night he was given another opportunity to impress in Keith Hill’s starting line-up.
The Trotters claimed their first League One victory of the season, winning 2-0 at Bristol Rovers. Murphy contributed to the win as he netted the second goal.
There’s no doubt that the striker will be delighted to get off the mark for his new club.
⚽️ 68: GOAL!!! @Official_BRFC 0-2 Wanderers.
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) October 22, 2019
This is a big step in the right direction for Murphy and gives him a good opportunity to kick on and have a good season at Bolton.
At the start of 2019 Murphy was still a key figure at the City Ground, especially under the management of Martin O’Neill. If the Northern Irishman was still in charge, then he’d probably still be in the side now.
However, Sabri Lamouchi came in with his own ideas and didn’t see Murphy playing a part.
After having his contract mutually terminated, his confidence may well have been dented, and this goal will help him get back on track.