Ipswich Town sign Everton right-back Callum Connolly, but see plug pulled on Connor Goldson deal

Everton's Callum Connolly (left) and Southampton's Ryan Bertrand battle for the ball during a Premie

Everton's Callum Connolly (left) and Southampton's Ryan Bertrand battle for the ball during a Premier League match at Goodison Park. Ipswich Town have signed the Toffees right-back on loan. Photo: PA - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Ipswich Town have signed young right-back Callum Connolly on a season-long loan from Everton late on transfer deadline day.

The attack-minded 19-year-old, who has one Premier League appearance to his name, spent the second half of last season on loan at relegated Championship club Wigan and was part of the England Under-20 squad which won the World Cup this summer.

His arrival gives Town a much-needed extra body at the back following injuries to senior central defensive duo Luke Chambers, Adam Webster and Tommy Smith.

Should any more injuries strike, Dominic Iorfa could move inside from right-back and Connolly could slot in at full-back.

Earlier in the day, Town saw a deal for Brighton centre-back Connor Goldson fall through. The powerful 24-year-old has always been Mick McCarthy’s number one target and it’s understood a season-long loan had been agreed in principle for days, but his employers were reluctant to let him move on until they had signed a central defender themselves.

Goldson completed a medical in Ipswich this morning, but the Seagulls pulled the plug on the switch after their own loan for Dutch defender Stefano Denswil fell through due to Belgian employers Club Brugge discovering one of their other defenders would be sidelined longer than initially anticipated. Brighton then spent the day trying to do others deal that didn’t come off.

There is no longer an option to sign players on ‘emergency’ 93-day loans, but clubs can still sign free agents.