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David's happy to see his mate Daryl score

NEW Ireland cap David McGoldrick says he has no rivalry with team-mate Daryl Murphy over who claims the goal-scoring honours with Ipswich Town.

Murphy scored his 11th goal of the season for the Tractor Boys in their weekend draw with Bournemouth, putting him well clear of McGoldrick, who has only five league goals.

But McGoldrick, who had an impressive debut for Ireland against the USA last week where club-mate Murphy was also in the starting XI, says there's no tension between them.

"I've got no real competition with Murph in that respect. He's been absolutely on fire, he's been our best player and some of the goals he's got have been superb. Every time he goes through you expect him to score," said McGoldrick.

"If he ends up with 20-odd and I provide the assists, then I'll be happy with that. I like Daryl as a lad, he's a good mate of mine and I'm cool with him getting the goals."

Meanwhile, Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell praised Irish keeper Joe Murphy after he kept clean sheet on his league debut for the club.

Murphy, 33, joined Huddersfield from Coventry in the summer but he's had to be patient and only made his league debut against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday after No. 1 Alex Smithies suffered an injury.

"It can be quite daunting coming in, but for him to make that save at the end showed a level of concentration and mental strength," said Powell.


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