Ipswich check out Bishop

BURY striker Andy Bishop is among Jim Magilton's leading targets with the January transfer window opening today.Sheffield United's Steve Kabba, Rotherham hitman Will Hoskins and Port Vale's Leon Constantine, have also been monitored by Magilton as he looks to find his team a killer touch.

By Derek Davis

BURY striker Andy Bishop is among Jim Magilton's leading targets with the January transfer window opening today.

Sheffield United's Steve Kabba, Rotherham hitman Will Hoskins and Port Vale's Leon Constantine, have also been monitored by Magilton as he looks to find his team a killer touch.

Magilton has dismissed reports linking him to former Braintree striker Alex Revell but confirmed they had identified proven strikers' such as Hoskins and Bishop as potential recruits.

At £600,000 Hoskins may be out of Town's reach and competition for him is fierce. Magilton and his staff have already run the rule over Bishop who would be available for around £200,000.

The 24-year-old Shakers' hit man has netted 15 goals in 29 matches, including five in four FA Cup games. He also scored twice in front of Magilton when the Town boss saw Bury play Accrington while in pursuit of Gary Roberts.

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Magilton said: “We would like to get someone who has proved themselves as a goalscorer. We would like to get someone who has come in under the radar like a Will Hoskins. We watched him in pre season and liked him and now he has scored regularly, his value has shot up.

“Clubs in the lower leagues are looking to get as much for their players as they can, as we would, so it is case of picking up the right player at the right price.”

The Blues are also in the market for a right back with Fabian Wilnis' cousin Marciano Bruma returning for a trial match in a couple of weeks, although Town are looking for someone with Championship experience.

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