O'Callaghan fee agreed

IPSWICH Town have accepted a Brighton & Hove Albion offer for midfielder George O'Callaghan. Albion boss Dean Wilkins and his assistant Dean White were in Ipswich Wednesday afternoon to meet with O'Callaghan and to watch Dean Bowditch play 75 minutes of a reserve team friendly against Bristol Rover which Town won 1-0 thanks to a Billy Clarke winner.

By Derek Davis

IPSWICH Town have accepted a Brighton & Hove Albion offer for midfielder George O'Callaghan.

Albion boss Dean Wilkins and his assistant Dean White were in Ipswich Wednesday afternoon to meet with O'Callaghan and to watch Dean Bowditch play 75 minutes of a reserve team friendly against Bristol Rover which Town won 1-0 thanks to a Billy Clarke winner.

O'Callaghan will hold personal talks and take a medical today in order to sign before Friday's transfer deadline if he agrees terms.


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Manager Jim Magilton said he was sad to lose O'Callaghan but understood his reason: “I don't want to lose George but I wouldn't stand in his way. He has been great since he has been here, “He is very popular in the dressing room and he has done very well.

“But he is 28-years of age and needs to be playing games. I have been there so totally understand how frustrating it can be.

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“We will do anything we can to help him.

“I have absolutely no problems with George. He has been top class since he came here. His attitude is first class in training and in games.”

Albion are also keen to take Matt Richards on loan but he is keen to stay and fight for a place.

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