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Welcome back, Jabo Ibehre!

PUBLISHED: 18:16 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:27 22 January 2013

U's new permanent signing, Jabo Ibehre, in action during his last loan game for the U's at Walsall

U's new permanent signing, Jabo Ibehre, in action during his last loan game for the U's at Walsall

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JABO Ibehre has returned to Colchester United, on a permanent deal this time.

The U’s have snapped up the 29-year-old striker from MK Dons until the end of the season, following an initial successful loan spell earlier in the campaign.

Even though he only played for just over two months for the U’s, he remains their leading scorer with four league goals.

Ibehre’s return is a big boost for U’s boss Joe Dunne, who has presided over a terrible run of nine straight defeats, which has seen the Essex club drop into the relegation zone.

He had returned to MK Dons early, due to an abdominal injury, but is now on the comeback trail.

“There was no doubt in me coming back,” insisted Ibehre this afternoon.

“It’s just a case of me getting fit. I’m no good to anyone being injured.

“I’m almost now there, with regards fitness, but I’m ready to go now. I’m ready to play football.”

The U’s next match is scheduled to be at home against Walsall this Saturday.

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.

The East Anglian derby misery goes on following yesterday’s 1-0 home defeat to Norwich City – that’s nine games without a win against the Canaries in almost nine years. More pertinently, that’s seven defeats in nine across all competitions for the Blues.

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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