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McCarthy confirms signing of French defender Goteni

PUBLISHED: 18:32 13 January 2018 | UPDATED: 19:32 13 January 2018

Ipswich Town have completed the signing of French defender Chris Goteni

Ipswich Town have completed the signing of French defender Chris Goteni

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Ipswich Town have completed the signing of young French defender Chris Goteni.

The teenager has been playing for Saint-Apollinaire in the fifth tier of French football, but has signed a deal until the end of the season after impressing during a trial at Town’s Playford Road base.

Goteni was at ASPTT Dijon until last summer, with McCarthy revealing his arrival after the Blues’ 1-0 victory over Leeds.

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“He’s joined us until the end of the season with an option. He came and trained with the first team and did alright.

“He played in a practice match the other day and was awful, but I’d seen enough in the training.”

Goteni’s deal at Portman Road includes an option for an extension.

Janoi Donacien immediately felt a sense of togetherness following his arrival at Ipswich Town.

Andy Warren gives his Sunday verdict at the end of a week where Ipswich Town exited the Carabao Cup to Exeter and drew 1-1 with Aston Villa.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce believes his side played better against a full strength Ipswich side than they did after the Blues were reduced to 10 men.

I drove 400 miles from Cornwall for Saturday’s game - and I was delighted I made the effort. The performance, and the atmosphere, perfectly summed up the excitement of the new era at Portman Road, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Watch match highlights of Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at Portman Road on Saturday.

Andy Warren gives his thoughts on the Blues 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst saluted his ‘warrior’ players and the Portman Road crowd following his side’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Paul Hurst believes referee Tim Robinson was wrong to send Tayo Edun off on an afternoon where the Blues boss was less than impressed with the standard of officiating.

Ipswich Town’s 10-men held on to secure an impressive point in their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at Portman Road this afternoon.

Ipswich Town host Aston Villa this afternoon in the second home game of the new Championship season.

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