Jim seeks new defender to boost Blues

IPSWICH Town boss Jim Magilton wants to bring in a loan defender before the weekend.Magilton was unhappy at the way the goals were conceded in Town's 4-0 defeat at West Brom and feels the squad could do with the boost that comes with bringing in a new player.

By Derek Davis

IPSWICH Town boss Jim Magilton wants to bring in a loan defender before the weekend.

Magilton was unhappy at the way the goals were conceded in Town's 4-0 defeat at West Brom and feels the squad could do with the boost that comes with bringing in a new player.

Even though Fabian Wilnis will be back from suspension for the game against Coventry City on Saturday, Magilton is still keen to bring in another defender.

Magilton said: “We are trying to get someone in. It gives everyone a lift and after two defeats we probably need that.

“We do need an extra body even with Fabian coming back. If we can get in an experienced body then it can settle people down.

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“If we can find an old head who is a good communicator, and has a presence, then I would like to bring him in.

“When we raised the tempo against Watford and West Brom they found it hard to contain us but we need someone with composure in the midst of battle.”

Aston Villa's Tim Cahill has been mentioned as a possibility but he joined Sheffield United on a three-moth loan last night, while Arsenal's Justin Hoyte is among a clutch of players looking to get games but it appears he, and his manager, would prefer it to be with a Premiership club.

Magilton said: “If we were to get a lad from Arsenal then that would be a great addition. They are not experienced but as I have said all along if we can get in a good player then we will.”

Magilton was confident of landing a young Premiership defender earlier this month but that deal has fallen through.

Magilton said: “We have had a let-down so it is case of keep pushing. We had to push for Mark Noble and Simon Walton last year so we have to push again.

“Managers seem a little reluctant to let players out and some players have not had the best experience when they have gone on loan at times and that puts them off.”

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