Bees buzzing around Rhodes

IPSWICH Town striker Jordan Rhodes is interesting Brentford, and the League Two club watched him in action for the Blues' reserve team against Northampton yesterday.

Elvin King

By ELVIN KING

elvin.king@archant.co.uk

IPSWICH Town striker Jordan Rhodes is interesting Brentford, and the League Two club watched him in action for the Blues' reserve team against Northampton yesterday.


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Brentford, who had fellow Town front man Dean Bowditch at Griffin Park until a couple of weeks ago, are looking to take Rhodes on loan.

And the Blues have confirmed that manager Jim Magilton is happy for keeper Shane Supple to go out on loan to the end of the season.

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This will be dependant on the Town boss bringing in a loan keeper as back-up to Richard Wright until the end of the campaign.

“Shane benefitted from his time on loan at Falkirk last year,” said Magilton. “I know he's keen to get out there and play games so we are seeing what we can arrange.

“It means bringing in another keeper, and we are working on that as well.”

A number of other Town players, including Jamie Peters and Ed Upson, were also being watched closely in a Combination match that Ipswich lost 1-0 to a Cobblers side that did not include Billy Clarke.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international is joining Northampton on loan for a month from Friday.

Meanwhile Town defender David Wright will be available for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie at Chelsea after recovering from his hamstring injury.

Wright has been struggling with a hamstring problem for a while, but has trained for the last three days and says he is back to full fitness having not risked the injury at Crystal Palace last weekend.

He said: “I have been working with the fitness coach for the last two weeks and stepped things up at the weekend and there has been no reaction.”

England captain John Terry did not train with the Chelsea squad yesterday, as he was receiving treatment. But he is expected to be back in action after a back spasm today.

Didier Drogba is due to return to the team to face Town after being dropped for two matches, and he was training yesterday - along with the likes of Miroslav Stoch, Franco De Santo, Gael Kakuta, Lee Sawyer and Jimmy Smith, who could face Ipswich at the weekend.

Chelsea have advised fans travelling to the game on Saturday that the District Line will be closed between Earl's Court and Whitechapel.

They advise travelling supporters to instead use the Central Line from Liverpool Street to Notting Hill Gate and then to travel south to Fulham Broadway on the District Line.

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