Irish pair offered Ipswich stay
Ipswich Town have confirmed that Colin Healy and Brian Murphy will be offered new contracts.
Last Updated: 05/04/11 2:49pm
Ipswich have confirmed that Colin Healy and Brian Murphy will be offered new contracts with the Championship club.
The Irish pair are out of contract at the end of the season but manager Paul Jewell would like to keep them both at Portman Road.
Midfielder Healy has enjoyed more game-time since Jewell replaced Roy Keane in January while keeper Murphy is yet to feature under the new boss due to injury.
"I have spoken to the two lads and we are making them an offer," Jewell told the club's official website.
"Colin is a terrific lad and a good player. I know he wasn't in the picture much before I came here but he's done well and I'd like to keep him.
"Brian has been injured and it's always tricky when a new manager comes in and a player has been injured.
"There will be a deal on the table for both of them and we'd like them to stay but whether they are here next season is down to the players."
Healy, 31, signed from Cork in July 2009 and had a spell on loan at Falkirk last season before making 18 appearances for Town during the current campaign.
Murphy moved to Portman Road last January from Swansea and the 27-year-old made nine appearances this term before breaking his ankle in training in December.