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Nigel Reo-Coker will not be staying at Ipswich Town

PUBLISHED: 18:27 12 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:35 12 January 2013

Nigel Reo-Coker

Nigel Reo-Coker


NIGEL Reo-Coker will not be staying at Ipswich Town after rejecting the chance to sign a contract extension until the end of the season.

Having activated a relegation release clause at Bolton last summer following their drop from the Premier League, the 28-year-old midfielder eventually signed a three-month deal with the Blues in October.

After making nine starts and three substitute appearances for the club, manager Mick McCarthy offered him the chance to extend his deal until the end of the campaign.

The former West Ham and Aston Villa man asked for longer though and, as a result, was left behind for today’s goalless draw in Cardiff – the last game he had been available for.

“He’s not staying,” said McCarthy. “I spoke to him yesterday. Fair play to him, he came in suited and booted and ready to go with the team, but he wants a longer-term contract and I understand he might have some other offers.

“I said ‘that’s fine, if that’s the case then go home and I’ll go with the lads that I’ve got’.

“He’s been great around the place, but we didn’t want to offer anything long-term. We just wanted to offer something to the end of the season.”

Luke Hyam partnered Guirane N’Daw in central midfield today, with Andy Drury their main competition.

McCarthy says he still wants to add some more new additions to his squad before the end of the January transfer window – preferably permanent signings.

Premier League Cup

Ipswich Town Ladies 1

C&K Basildon 0

Ipswich Town Ladies are through to the second round of the Premier League Cup after beating Southern Premier Division side C&K Basildon Ladies 1-0 at Felixstowe & Walton United’s Goldstar Ground.

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Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick admits he faces ‘a big decision’ as he enters the final few months of his contract.

The mood music has changed and things could unravel very quickly for Ipswich Town.

Can anyone explain what happened in the second half? I can understand the lack of quality, but where did the passion go? Northstander Terry Hunt gives his thoughts on Ipswich Town’s 1-0 loss to Norwich City.

Town lost the East Anglian derby 1-0 at Portman Road this afternoon. MIKE BACON gives his marks out of 10 and you can do the same.

Ipswich Town’s misery in the East Anglian derby continued with a 1-0 defeat to Norwich City at Portman Road this lunchtime. STUART WATSON analyses the match.

Ipswich Town midfielder Cole Skuse said he and his team-mates were left ‘racking their brains’ after Norwich took all three points in the East Anglian derby today.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy declared himself pleased with his side’s performance, but bitterly disappointed with the result following today’s 1-0 home defeat to rivals Norwich City at Portman Road.

Town’s long wait for an East Anglian Derby win continues after James Maddison’s 59th minute goal saw Norwich to a 1-0 win over the blues at Portman Road.

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