Klug believes Evans will flash more cash

MARCUS Evans has the money and will continue to back manager Jim Magilton in next month's transfer window.That is the understanding of first team coach Bryan Klug who has reiterated Magilton's assertion that cash is available to bring in new players in January.

Derek Davis

MARCUS Evans has the money and will continue to back manager Jim Magilton in next month's transfer window.

That is the understanding of first team coach Bryan Klug who has reiterated Magilton's assertion that cash is available to bring in new players in January.

Klug said: “Marcus has been magnificent for this football club. I'm sure he still has a few quid left and will continue to provide funds when needed.

“We are monitoring the situation at other football clubs. They could be fringe players there that are looking to get away, but it would only be one or two that we would add to our squad and they have to be the right players.”

It is likely an attempt will be made to bring in a defender, a left-sided midfielder and possibly a striker, during the window, but Klug confirmed that while Magilton is looking to let some of his current squad leave, he does not have top sell players to bring in targets - as he said earlier this month.

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Klug said: “That is still the situation. We don't have to sell to bring in players. It is well-documented that we would like to trim the squad and we will see what happens in January.”

One player Town have been linked with is 21-year-old Gillingham striker Simeon Jackson.

Although not saying that Town will go in for the Canadian international, Klug admits to being an admirer.

He said: “I know Simeon very well. He came over to Ipswich as a schoolboy and trained with us.

“Steve Foley and I had been over in Canada coaching and we saw him, and I have followed his progress since then.

“He scored against us for Rushden & Diamonds and again for Gillingham in pre-season. He is a lovely lad who has done very well and he is very friendly with Jaime Peters.”

Jackson has also caught the eye of Manchester United after impressing in an FA Youth Cup tie a few years ago, and Klug is convinced he can step up another level.

He said: “In my opinion Simeon can be a top Championship level footballer and I base that on having seen him play for Gillingham and couple of times and when he has scored against us.

“He is a talented boy and could play in the Championship, whether that is for us is something else.”

The transfer window officially opens next Wednesday and will stay open until midnight, Monday, February 2.