Jim dismisses Ambrose, Chaplow link

BLUES boss Jim Magilton has knocked back reports that he is after Richard Chaplow and Darren Ambrose.Magilton accepts that he is going to be linked with no end of players, especially now it is expected he will have a few million to spend in the January window, but last night he dismissed talk of him making a move for the West Brom and Charlton players.

By Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton has knocked back reports that he is after Richard Chaplow and Darren Ambrose.

Magilton accepts that he is going to be linked with no end of players, especially now it is expected he will have a few million to spend in the January window, but last night he dismissed talk of him making a move for the West Brom and Charlton players.

He said: “There will be a lot of speculation linking us with all sorts and both those mentioned again are very good players.

“I'm sure our supporters will be delighted Darren Ambrose has been linked. He is a player I have always admired. I played with him and know what a good player he was. He has had his ups and down and probably needs a stable environment.

“It is the same with Chaplow at West Brom.

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“Both are very good young players who would make a difference to us but we have not made any moves for them - it is just speculation.”

Magilton is looking at another Polish prospect with attacking midfielder Damian Gorawski spending the week at Portman Road.

The 28-year-old Gorawski won 14 caps for Poland but was dropped from their World Cup squad last year when he failed a medical test after being diagnosed with severe asthma.

He is currently signed to FC Moscow after joining from Wisla Krakow in a £1m deal in 2005. He started his career at Ruch Chorzow.

With the loan window closing at 5pm on Thursday it is unlikely there will be any incoming business done before January.

Although the hunt for a central defender remains high on Magilton's list, he will not be enlisting the services of Georges Santos once again.

The burly French defender visited the Blues training camp yesterday to catch up with old friends but even though he is searching for a new club it is unlikely to be Ipswich.

There may be at least one other player going out on loan with Dean Bowditch looking for some regular first team football, although plans to allow Jordan Rhodes to go out again appear to have been shelved.

Darlington boss Dave Penney has made initial inquiries about signing defender Ian Miller on a permanent basis but Magilton is reluctant to let him go and will probably bring him back to Portman Road in January as the former Bury skipper has not been starting for the Quakers while on this latest loan spell.

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