RHYS MURPHY is on course to finish as Yeovil’s top scorer for a second year in a row.

The 30-year-old was much sought after when he was snapped up by the Glovers in the summer of 2019 and he was the leading marksman at Huish Park last season with 17 goals as his side reached the play-offs.

Although Yeovil aren’t challenging for promotion this term, Murphy has weighed in with 13 goals to leave him top of thee charts.

Murphy has just picked up where he left off in 2018-19 as his 28 goals helped Chelmsford City secure a place in the National League South play-offs, leading to his move to Yeovil.

Manager Darren Sarll was delighted Murphy chose to sign for Yeovil ahead of a host of other clubs.

“Rhys had a very successful season and arrives with that hunger to do the same again,” said Sarll.

“He’s a fantastic finisher and will add that out-and-out goal threat to our squad and I’m looking forward to working with him.

“This club hasn’t had a 20 or 30 goal striker since the days of Paddy Madden, so I’m delighted to bring Rhys in as our new number nine.”

After beginning his career at Arsenal, Murphy had loan spells with Brentford and Preston North End before a prolific stint with Telstar in the Dutch Eerste Divisiein in 2012.

After joining Oldham, Murphy got back among the goals during a loan spell with Crawley and he was also in good form for AFC Wimbledon - where he won promotion from League Two - and Forest Green Rovers.

Spells at York, Torquay and Gillingham followed before linking up with Chelmsford.