Daryl Murphy tussles with Victor Wanyama during Ipswich’s FA Cup third round draw with Southampton. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

There was a time, not so long ago, when Daryl Murphy became accustomed to life in Darren Bent’s shadow. He was the bargain buy from Waterford Town (...)

 Darren Ambrose of Ipswich (left) celebrates with teammate Luke Hyam of Ipswich after scoring the opening goal against Southampton. Photograph:  Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Southampton 1 Ipswich Town 1 If matches were decided on the basis of possession and territorial dominance alone, then Southampton would already be in (...)

  Ipswich player Daryl Murphy has scored 10 goals already this season after another brace against Wolves on Tuesday night.  Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Daryl Murphy sent out another gentle reminder to Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill last night when he brought his season’s tally to 10 with a(...)

Conor Sammon scored Ipswich Town’s second against Wigan Athletic on Monday night. Photograph; Donall Farmer / Inpho

Republic of Ireland international striker Conor Sammon ended his goal drought last night just in time to be named in Martin O’Neill’s squad this morn(...)

Wolverhampton Wanderers have parted company with Irish midfielder Stephen Hunt. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images

Stephen Hunt may be added to Mick McCarthy’s shopping list at Ipswich Town after the Republic of Ireland winger was released by Wolverhampton (...)