The loan move is a reward for persistence for Ipswich's formerSunderland manager after he was foiled in a bid to recruit the 26-yearold Irishman last summer.
Keane maintained his interest and has finally suceeded in addingMurphy to his attacking options as he bids to continue steering Ipswichaway from trouble near the foot of the Coca Cola Championship.
Keane sees Murphy's arrival as a significant breakthrough in hisefforts to increase Ipswich's firepower, and the frontrunner will gostraight into their squad for next Saturday's home game withMiddlesbrough.
Keane to be with Roy: Daryl Murphy set to join former manager at Ipswich
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