Norris to decide on his future this week

DAVID Norris will decide this week if he wants to accept a new offer made to him by Plymouth Argyle or push for a transfer with Ipswich competing with Norwich, Leicester and Southampton for his services.

Derek Davis

DAVID Norris will decide this week if he wants to accept a new offer made to him by Plymouth Argyle or push for a transfer with Ipswich competing with Norwich, Leicester and Southampton for his services.

Argyle have offered their skipper a new deal and Norris, who missed the Pilgrims' 1-0 loss at Burnley due to suspension, stayed at his west country home to mull things over.

Town have had a bid of more than £1m rejected by Plymouth who are looking to get nearer £2m for the 26-year-old.


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Manager Jim Magilton is still hopeful of landing Norris and will also today decide whether to have another crack at landing Gareth McAuley from Leicester City after his initial offer for the defender was also turned away.

It may be that Town try and bring in a young loan player from the Premier League with Liverpool's Jack Hobbs being talked about, along with Matt Bates who is back playing for Middlesbrough reserves after a lengthy injury lay off.

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Town do have a bid in for a third player but have not heard back from the club concerned at all.

Birmingham full-back Matt Sadler has emerged as a player that is interesting Town, along with Burnley, Stoke, Wolves and Watford, but he is not the third player that Magilton has made a bid for.

Magilton said: “You're hopeful that you're going to get the right ones in, if they don't come along then you've got to go to plan B then plan C.

“We've got a few irons in the fire and we're hopeful but patience isn't one of my greatest virtues and it's pretty frustrating at the moment.

“But it's all part and parcel of this wonderful job that I'm in.”

Town have also been working on keeping their best players and as reported on Saturday, Jon Walters has signed a new four-year deal with the Portman Road outfit, which emphasises the desire to build.

Magilton said: “It is a statement of intent - not only to anyone looking at him but also to the players at our club.

“Jon has come from Chester and we thought he could play and he has showed everybody that he can. As a result he has got his reward and hopefully we can start again with him - he's been terrific for us.

“I thought he was a little bit flat against Stoke but he deserves what he's got and he's earned it.”

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