Jim confirms Town bid for Volz

JIM Magilton has confirmed Ipswich Town have had a bid accepted Fulham defender Moritz Volz.

Derek Davis

JIM Magilton has confirmed Ipswich Town have had a bid accepted Fulham defender Moritz Volz.

The Blues boss said: “It is not for £500,000 but we have had a bid accepted.”

The club are now talking to the German defender and hope to tie up a deal this week.

Magilton was delighted with the back line he put out at Burnley after keeping a rare clean sheet in a 3-0 victory at Turf Moor in a game that started 50 minutes late due to a Red Devil landing on a roof of one stand.

Magilton admitted he thought the match was never going to kick off.

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He said: “I was looking to strangle someone. There are just so many times you can motivate the lads.

“No one will use it as an excuse but it didn't help preparations.”

Richard Wright put in a man of the match display to keep Town in the game with a string of fine saves before they went ahead, somewhat against the run of play.

Magilton said: “Richard has earned his corn but overall we were pretty solid although we had a few scary moments.

“The result was based on a real whole-hearted defensive display by everyone and we took the limited chances we managed to create.”

Town were helped in no small part by two own goals from full backs Graham Alexander and Steve Jordan, although summer signing Kevin Lisbie will claim one.

Magilton said: “Kevin celebrated as if he scored so I have no doubt he will try and claim it although I'm not sure who it came off.”

Liam Trotter forced the ball in for Town's second.

“It took Liam 34 minutes to realise he was in a game of football and the goal was the first positive thing he had done.

“So if he can get himself going from the first minute he could be a decent player.”

Burney boss Owen Coyle bemoaned their missed chances and poor defending and not the stranded parachutist.

He said: “It had no bearing on the game.

“We were in total control of the game before Ipswich scored.

“Wright made a couple of good saves and we squandered some good chances.

“Then we had poor defending not just with the back line but throughout.

“The only bit of luck we had was bad luck.

“The ball has gone in off Graham Alexander's shin, the next goal should have been dealt with so they were really soft goals.”