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Josh Thompson puts pen to paper on deal

PUBLISHED: 11:42 28 December 2012 | UPDATED: 11:50 28 December 2012

Josh Thompson

Josh Thompson

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JOSH Thompson has put pen to paper and signed a permanent contract with Colchester United.

Centre-half Thompson has impressed during his loan stint with the U’s, from League One rivals Portsmouth, and has agreed terms on a deal that will take him through to the end of the 2013-14 campaign.

Thompson has recently replaced Magnus Okuonghae in the heart of defence, to partner Tom Eastman, although the 21-year-old was sent off for a professional foul after just 10 minutes of the last game, a 3-1 defeat by Brentford, and so now faces a suspension.

He will serve his one-match ban at home to Swindon tomorrow.

U’s boss Joe Dunne enthused: “Josh has shown he is a player with tremendous ability and he has the potential to improve even further. He’s a good signing for us.”

Fellow loanee Jabo Ibehre, meanwhile, is currently mulling over the offer of a permanent deal with the U’s, after an initial three-month loan spell with the U’s.

Ibehre has returned to his parent club MK Dons, having picked up an abdominal injury during the 1-0 away defeat at Walsall.

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Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy could come up against one of his former captains when the Blues take on Bolton this afternoon.

Ipswich Town take on Bolton Wanderers in a Championship match at The Macron Stadium this afternoon (3pm). STUART WATSON previews the action.

We have assembled a group of Town fans to predict the outcome of Ipswich games and have their say on what’s going on at Portman Road.

Dominic Iorfa knows the best way to respond to criticism from the stands is by proving his worth to the Ipswich Town supporters on the pitch.

Ipswich Town have confirmed the signing of midfielder Stephen Gleeson on a free transfer from Championship rivals Birmingham City.

Mike Bacon takes at look at how the Video Assistant Referee is working in football as asks, is there too much technology in the game now?

Ipswich Town have signed defender Cameron Carter-Vickers on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season.

In this week’s nostalgia we take a look back to December 2012, when Dougie Freedman suffered his first defeat as Bolton manager as Michael Chopra grabbed a last-minute winner for Ipswich at the Reebok Stadium.

Ipswich Town take on Bolton Wanderers in a Championship game at The Macron Stadium tomorrow. STUART WATSON previews the action.

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