Former Celtic striker Daryl Murphy joins Bolton

By Connor Gordon

September 3, 2019

Former Celtic striker Daryl Murphy has joined Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer.

Murphy parted company with Nottingham Forest to join England’s crisis club permanently. The Irish international joins Scotland midfielder Liam Bridcutt who has also signed up.

The Wanderers faithful will hope the duo will be able to pick up the dire fortunes for the League One side.

Daryl Murphy joins whole host of Bolton signings

The 36-year-old isn’t the only new recruit for Neil Lennon’s former side.

Daryl Murphy in action for Celtic. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Bolton made nine last day signings and a couple of familiar names have popped up alongside Murphy.

Ali Crawford, who scored against Celtic for Hamilton, is another Scot that’s joining Bridcutt.

Murphy is out of favour with Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi so the move makes sense.

The journeyman forward spent three years on Celtic’s books between 2010 and 2013. He made 19 appearances, scoring three goals during Lennon’s first tenure at the club.

With Ireland, Murphy made 32 appearances and scored three goals.

His rejuvenation at Ipswich allowed a promising move to Newcastle after his Celtic release.

Daryl Murphy in Ipswich Town colours following Celtic exit. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, he was unable to recapture his form and signed for Forest in 2017.

Murphy will be looking to wind his career down as he helps the dwindling club.

Celtic outcast fails in League One move

One Hoops man who won’t be playing English third tier football next season is Scott Sinclair.

The Englishman was reportedly part of a failed deal from Sunderland to bring him back down south.

The Mackems were unable to get the deal done before yesterday’s 5pm deadline for lower league clubs.

Scott Sinclair is out of favour at Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sinclair is an outcast at Celtic and has featured very little under Lennon. His last showing was against Motherwell when he came off the bench at Fir Park.

Celtic are wealthy on the left side with the loan signing of Mohammed Elyounoussi.

Sinclair’s time at the club is ticking down and it’d have been good for all parties for the move to have gone through.

Nevertheless, fans will be hoping Sinclair isn’t giving up being a Celtic player just yet.