Campo and Miller OUT

IVAN Campo and Tommy Miller are the first players to be moving out under Roy Keane's reign.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis


IVAN Campo and Tommy Miller are the first players to be moving out under Roy Keane's reign.

I have learnt that Spaniard Campo has been told the option of a further year on his contract will not exercised and he has already started saying his goodbyes.

Midfielder Miller has also accepted he will not be offered a new deal by the Blues and his third spell at Portman Road has come to an end.

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New Blues boss Keane will use this week to talk to players individually about their futures but both Campo and Miller are among those that have made other plans for the future.

I also understand that Moritz Volz has been told he will not be needed next season after his loan spell with Fulham ended and as he is also out of contract in a couple of month the German is now a free agent.

Miller was transfer-listed by Keane when they were at Sunderland together but the midfielder had already made his decision to leave before previous boss Jim Magilton was sacked and was exploring his options.

I can reveal a couple of Championship clubs have already expressed an interest in taking the 30-year-old and while his availability will alert neighbours Colchester United it could be he moves back nearer to the north-east.

Miller, who is unerring from the penalty sport, has been an outstanding servant to the Blues with 47 goals in just over 200 appearances.

Campo, who managed one goal in his 20 appearances for Town, is understood to be ready to move back to Spain where he has lived for much of his time during his one year stint with the Blues.

Keane will use Campo's �10,000-a-week basic wages towards his budget for bringing in new players.

Other Town players among the 13 whose contracts expire at the end of June include Shane Supple and Alex Bruce.

Supple is looking to recover from a knee picked up while on loan at Oldham Athletic. While he enjoys being with Ipswich the 22-year-old is desperate for regular first team football and with Richard Wright the undisputed number one, the young Dubliner may be forced to find a new club for the sake of his own career.

Bruce is another who would like to stay but is not happy with the contract on the table which falls well short of terms being given to other senior players.

Unless the new manager and chief executive Simon Clegg can come up with a deal that offers some parity he may be forced to look elsewhere with Blackburn, Hull City and Leeds United, among the clubs linked with the Republic of Ireland international.

Matt Richards, who impressed in his first game in two years in the 3-0 win at Cardiff City, could get a run out for the reserves at Stevenage tomorrow, and a final opportunity to convince Keane he is worth keeping.

Dan Harding started in the last three games of Reading's promotion push and the Royals now take on Burnley in the Championship play-off semi-finals.

Billy Clarke, who helped Brentford win the League Two title while on loan at Griffin Park, could also get a run out in that game before joining up with his Bees team-mates in Las Vegas as they celebrate promotion in style.

Liam Trotter helped Scunthorpe United reach the play-offs and will hope they can overcome MK Dons to reach the Wembley final, where they could meet Richard Naylor's Leeds United who take on Millwall in the other League One semi.

Dean Bowditch and Chris Casement are also hoping to convince Keane they should be kept on and may also be involved in the reserves.

Jai Reason has already left Portman Road and joined Cambridge United while Ed Upson and Kurt Robinson have also been released.