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Ipswich Town transfer rumour: Arsenal and Tottenham linked with renewed Dozzell interest

PUBLISHED: 10:47 07 October 2018

Andre Dozzell with a second half free-kick at Swansea. Picture Pagepix

Andre Dozzell with a second half free-kick at Swansea. Picture Pagepix

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Premier League giants Arsenal and Tottenham have been linked with renewed interest in Ipswich Town teenager Andre Dozzell.

Gwion Edwards has a very subdued celebration with Andre Dozzell after he equalised for Ipswich at Swansea. Picture: PAGEPIXGwion Edwards has a very subdued celebration with Andre Dozzell after he equalised for Ipswich at Swansea. Picture: PAGEPIX

A report in the Sunday Mirror says the North London pair were tracking Dozzell prior to the cruciate knee ligament injury he suffered on the opening day of last season and are ready to revive their interet in the England youth international.

Dozzell, the son of former Ipswich and Tottenham star Jason, returned to action in midweek against Middlesbrough before starting in the victory at Swansea yesterday.

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He showed a snapshot of what he’s all about as kept possession well, picked passes and kept the Blues moving before being replaced on 80 minutes.

Manager Paul Hurst was impressed with what he saw: “I thought he did well,” Hurst said. “He brought a calmness on the ball and picked some nice passes.

“We thought it would be one of our hardest games and it proved to be that, so credit to him for his performance.

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“He used brain power to sometimes not chase when he didn’t have to and, as much as we want to try and get a press on teams, that was difficult today.

“We could try and do it from a start point but after that we had to be very disciplined and play from there.

“He’ll be pleased to get back out there and I think he brought some quality on the ball to us that we needed.”

Ipswich Town are in Championship action at Portman Road this afternoon when they take on Wigan (3pm).

Andy Warren looks ahead to Ipswich Town’s clash with Wigan Athletic this afternoon.

Every day in the run-up to Christmas, we’re counting down Ipswich Town’s greatest-ever players, culminating in the Blues’ best featuring on Christmas Day.

In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to December 21, 2004, when Darren Bent took Ipswich to the top of the Championsip on Christmas Day, after beating Wigan 2-1 thanks to his 89th-minute winner at Portman Road.

Captain Luke Chambers wants his Ipswich Town future sorted sooner rather than later but knows the club’s precarious position means he may have to be patient.

Paul Lambert believes striker Ellis Harrison has something to offer his side as the Welshman works towards full fitness.

Callum Connolly expects to take on an Ipswich Town side ‘playing with freedom’ when he makes his return to Portman Road tomorrow afternoon.

Oxford United boss Karl Robinson wants to sign Ipswich Town loanee Jordan Graham as soon as the January transfer window opens.

Ipswich Town take on a Wigan Athletic side including a number of familiar faces tomorrow. ANDY WARREN takes a look.

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