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Ipswich Town fans react to transfer deadline day

PUBLISHED: 15:54 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:54 01 September 2017

Ipswich Town saw the plug pulled on a season-long loan deal for Brighton defender Connor Goldson on transfer deadline day. Photo: PA

Ipswich Town saw the plug pulled on a season-long loan deal for Brighton defender Connor Goldson on transfer deadline day. Photo: PA

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It was a mixed transfer deadline day for Ipswich Town, with manager Mick McCarthy completing a late loan deal for Everton full-back Callum Connolly but seeing a deal for Brighton centre-back Connor Goldson fall through.

Connolly, 19, was on loan at Wigan last season and part of the England Under-20 side which won the World Cup this summer. Ex-Blues boss Joe Royle, who is head of youth development at the Toffees, says the teenager can play in a number of roles.

Goldson completed a medical at Portman Road yesterday morning, but Brighton pulled the plug after one of their own incoming transfers fell through.

Town are still without a fit senior centre-back though with Luke Chambers, Adam Webster and Tommy Smith all sidelined.

Jonas Knudsen and Jordan Spence have deputised at the heart of the back four in the last two games – a 2-0 home win over Brentford and 2-0 home loss to Fulham – with Dominic Iorfa and Myles Kenlock the full-backs.

Academy graduate Luke Woolfenden, who impressed in the recent Carabao Cup defeat at Premier League side Crystal Palace, has acted as the defensive back-up on the bench.

Following this weekend’s international break, Town return to action at QPR on Saturday, September 9.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is leaving no stone unturned in his search for January reinforcements.

Ipswich Town are committed to signing loan player Janoi Donacien on a permanent deal once his immigration status is rubber stamped.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features Darren Currie scoring on his debut in a win at QPR and the Blues win over Leicester City.....

Former Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell has been appointed director of football at League Two club Swindon Town.

Mark Heath, Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

Ipswich Hospital patients were treated to a visit from the stars of Ipswich Town as they made their annual trip to give out presents on the wards.

Ipswich Town’s Under 23s drew 3-3 with QPR at Playford Road this afternoon. Andy Warren cast an eye over the Young Blues.

Trevoh Chalobah is confident he can help fill the void left following Cole Skuse’s knee injury.

Ipswich Town will field a strong Under 23 side when they take on QPR at Playford Road this afternoon (1pm).

It’s been another week with more losses – but the double whammy on this occasion is that these have been suffered both on the pitch at Stoke and off the field of play, in the reporting of our latest set of accounts. In all honesty, there’s no surprise in either.

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