Brucey bonus for Ipswich

ALEX Bruce will be staying with Ipswich until the end of the season, it was confirmed last night.Nottingham Forest are the latest club to be linked with the Blues defender but his agent last night told the EADT that Bruce will not be leaving until the summer.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

ALEX Bruce will be staying with Ipswich until the end of the season, it was confirmed last night.

Nottingham Forest are the latest club to be linked with the Blues defender but his agent last night told the EADT that Bruce will not be leaving until the summer.


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He said: “Alex will not be going anywhere in this window. He will be seeing out his contact with Ipswich Town.”

Bruce has rejected the offer of a new deal but is in no rush to leave Portman Road as he likes the club and is keen to stay under the right circumstances.

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If an agreement can not be reached Bruce will leave in the summer as a free agent. Norwich City, Wolves, Leeds United, Preston, Burnley, Barnsley, Fiorentina and Genoa, are among the clubs that have been linked with the Republic of Ireland international defender.

Bruce made his 100th Town appearance last Tuesday in the win over Barnsley and scored his second goal in the loss at Chelsea.

More good news for Town fans is it also looks likely that Veliche Shumulikoski will not be leaving Ipswich in the window with Fulham securing Derby midfielder Giles Barnes on loan, which will allow Danish international Leon Andreasen to join German club Hannover.

Although the transfer window closes at 5pm Monday, the loan window will open a week later with a couple of Town fringe players still looking to go out.

Dan Harding has gone to Reading for the remainder of the season, Billy Clarke is at Northampton, Chris Casement at Wycombe Wanderers and Jordan Rhodes is with Brentford.

Ed Upson is hoping to secure a move to Southend after going there on trial.

John Gorman has left the door open but a second January signing but as of last night there were no negotiations regarding any new players for Town under way.

derek.davis@eadt.co.uk

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