Loan deals unlikely as Ipswich Town boss explains Cameron Stewart departure

Cameron Stewart

Cameron Stewart - Credit: Lucy Taylor

Mick McCarthy doesn’t expect to be adding to his Ipswich Town squad when the Emergency Loan Window opens next Thursday.

The Blues completed their summer transfer dealings before the transfer window for permanent signings closed at 6pm last night.

Having signed 12 players this summer, the Ipswich boss is satisfied with the strength in depth of his squad, especially with a number of first-team regulars set to return from injury soon after the current international break, which ends when Town visit Reading a week on Friday.

“I doubt I will be entering into that market,” said McCarthy.

“Not when I get Christophe Berra, Teddy Bishop, Daryl Murphy, Kevin Bru and Jonathan Parr back to go with the ones we have got.

“I will have probably got a squad of 23 so I won’t need anyone else.”

Two players that won’t feature in McCarthy’s plans are wingers Alex Henshall and Cameron Stewart.

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Henshall has been told by McCarthy that he has no future at Portman Road, while Stewart has already joined League One side Doncaster, on-loan, having failed to make a league appearance for the Blues after signing in the summer of 2014.

Asked why Stewart’s move to Town had not worked out, McCarthy said: “Good question.

“Like everyone else, he gets plenty of work put into him, coaching, advice, assistance, nurturing. They (players) get it all. Sometimes it doesn’t work.

“Lets hope he goes to Doncaster and gets his mojo back and returns to the form he showed when he played for Charlton and Leeds against us and was a real threat.

McCarthy added: “He broke his jaw pre-season (summer 2014) and got knocked back.

“You can get an injury early on, then you don’t get in the team when you are expecting to be playing and it can be deflating. He’s just never got it back.”

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