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Ipswich Town have not made an approach for Connor Wickham

14:03 30 January 2014

Connor Wickham celebrates during his recent productive loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday

Connor Wickham celebrates during his recent productive loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday

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Ipswich Town have not made an approach to bring Connor Wickham back to the club on loan, the EADT and Ipswich Star understands

Wickham was recalled by parent club Sunderland on Monday after scoring eight goals in 10 games during a loan spell at Championship club Sheffield Wednesday.

The 20-year-old – who came through Town’s academy and scored 15 goals in 72 appearances before making an £8.1m switch to the Black Cats in 2011 – has been linked with a permanent move to Championship clubs Brighton and Nottingham Forest in recent days.

Odds on him returning to Ipswich on loan tumbled to 2/5 this morning though, but a source close to the player has told the EADT and Ipswich Star that the Suffolk club have not made an enquiry about his availability ahead of tomorrow’s transfer deadline.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray has today said that he is still ‘hopeful’ that he can bring Wickham back to Hillsborough on loan and that the England Under-21 international wants to return to the club. The Owls’ new signing, Benik Afobe, has also revealed that he consulted Wickham prior to his loan switch from Arsenal and that Wickham told him he was ‘devastated’ to be recalled.

Clubs can sign players on a permanent basis or on loan until the end-of-the-season up until midnight tomorrow, though the ‘emergency’ loan window – which allows for 93-day deals – does open again a week later (closing on March 24).

Earlier today, the EADT and Ipswich Star revealed that Town midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe – on loan from Manchester United until the end-of-the-season – was not joining Fulham, contrary to reports.

Blues boss Mick McCarthy is keen to add a fresh face to his small squad, though he will be restricted to free transfers, swaps and loan deals. The club is reportedly in talks with Leeds’ out-of-favour Irish midfielder Paul Green about a loan deal.

7 comments

  • What an exclusive, and with a little bit of luck the EADT will publish a full list of players that the club have NOT made an offer for. Many thanks EADT, this is investigative journalism at its best. (NOT)

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    MOTT MIKE

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Ray you're suggesting a loan move for Wickham would have been good? what about your obsession with playing Ipswich Town players? je er please pressing f5 ray!

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    Negative_Pleb_#1

    Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • If not, why not - I would take CW on loan till the end of the season

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    Richard Gardiner

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Messi isn't signing either.

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    felixblue

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • What chance is there of Julie going for a 20 year old with a near goal-a-game record and no Wolves provenance when a more expensive 30 year-old, non-scoring, injury-prone wolves dud is available for discard?

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    Ray Bidwolf

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Headline: Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz will not be signing for ITFC either!!! And how many more?

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    Retired and Happy!

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Rumours that Aguero is signing for Ipswich are wide of the mark according to my sources.

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    bristan

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

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