Danny Higginbotham signs for Ipswich Town on a month’s loan

Ipswich v Charlton: Danny Higginbotham is poised to go straight into the Blues’ team for tomorrow’s clash with Charlton after agreeing a one-month switch to Portman Road.

The Stoke City defender, who can play either centre-back or left-back, is travelling to Suffolk tonight to complete the deal, which will be rushed through to ensure he is eligible for tomorrow’s squad.

And the smart money is on the 33-year-old taking the place of Tommy Smith after his horrendous own goal against Wolves on Wednesday night.

Blues boss Paul Jewell said: “We have been trying to add to our options at the back for a while and Danny has been on our radar through the summer.

“He will bring a wealth of experience to the squad and we’re obviously delighted to have him with us.”


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Higginbotham started at Manchester United before moving to Derby County, Southampton and Stoke, returning to the Potters after a one-season spell with Sunderland.

He spent three months of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest where he lined up alongside Luke Chambers.

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