Currie set for Coventry switch

DARREN Currie is set to join Coventry City today.Blues boss Jim Magilton has agreed to let him join the Sky Blues, but another Championship club is also showing an interest.

By Derek Davis

DARREN Currie is set to join Coventry City today.

Blues boss Jim Magilton has agreed to let him join the Sky Blues, but another Championship club is also showing an interest.

The EADT understands that Magilton is no longer asking for a swap deal, with Dele Adebola making the trip to Portman Road, and will let Currie leave before the weekend. The deal is being held up at the Coventry end with City looking to move a player out before they can bring Currie in.

The danger is if they prevaricate, that another team could nip in for the 31-year-old dead ball expert.

Meanwhile, almost half the Ipswich side to face old enemy Norwich City on Sunday could be made up of loanees.

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The Blues have added Wigan keeper Mike Pollitt to their squad to cover for Shane Supple, who has a groin injury, while Lewis Price is still out with cracked ribs.

With recent signing from Middlesbrough Matthew Bates a certainty to make his debut against City, Simon Walton, Gary Roberts and Jon Macken, make up the maximum of five allowed to play at any one time.

Of that quintet Macken is the least likely to start as Billy Clarke makes good progress from his knee injury.

Since Chris Kirkland signed for the Latics, Politt has made just one appearance for Wigan this season, when Crewe beat them 2-0 in the League Cup in September.

The 34-year-old has had spells with 14 clubs since starting his career as a trainee at Manchester United.

He faced the Red Devils in the 2006 League Cup final but got injured in the first minute and struggled on until replaced on the quarter-hour as Wigan went on to lose 4-0.

A former team-mate of Alan Lee at Rotherham, Pollitt's last game at Portman Road saw him concede four goals and Jim Magilton was among the scorers in the 4-3 win, in April 2005.

The Blues considered bringing in an experienced keeper during the summer but decided to stick with Supple and Lewis Price.

Price has missed the past four games, since injuring his ribs at Southend, and despite the club's initial optimism that he would be playing a couple of weeks after the knock, cracked ribs take time to heal and he won't be in consideration until next month.

Although Price was named on the team sheet in the 2-0 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday it was in fact Jaroslav Drobny who sat on the bench.

Despite keeping a clean sheet for the reserves yesterday, the Czech is likely to still be on the bench on Sunday with Pollitt making his debut against Norwich.

Owen Garvan came through 90 minutes as Ipswich Reserves won 1-0 at Northampton Town yesterday and he will be in Sunday's squad to face Norwich City, unless he suffers a reaction.

A Tom Bonner own goal after he turned in a Darryl Knights' cross maintained the Blues position at the top of the table and they have now won seven games in a row after losing their first outing 2-1 away to MK Dons.

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