Paul Jewell admits interest in Marian Kello – so where does that leave Arran Lee-Barrett?
ARRAN Lee-Barrett could go from Blues number one to facing a fight for his future in just 24 hours.
Ipswich yesterday completed the capture of Town fan Scott Loach from Watford for a cut-price �150,000.
But that won’t stop Paul Jewell considering making an offer for triallist stopper Marian Kello who was deliberately given the whole 90 minutes during last night’s 1-1 draw with Den Bosch – Aaron Cresswell’s late free kick ensuring Town ended their Dutch tour unbeaten.
Lee-Barrett was the only fit member of the tour party not to taste any action in the second match and Jewell admitted former Hearts keeper Kello had impressed him.
The Blues boss said: “Marian has not had a lot to do in the one-and-a-half games he has played but I think he has done well.
“I think Arran Lee-Barrett is a good keeper but it is something we will look at.
“I will speak with him and see what the situation is. We might not be able to have three goalkeepers on our books.”
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Jewell admitted he was hopeful of making a fourth summer signing sooner rather than later saying he had “a few things going on”.
He said: “We need a big centre forward, a bit of physicality, and also in the middle of the park. “We are at least two players light to give us that bit of presence.”
Jewell revealed he had spoken with Derby manager Nigel Clough about Steve Davies on Wednesday, telling the Rams boss that he had other targets as the two clubs continue to quibble over the price for the striker.
And we can reveal that another target is West Ham’s Sam Baldock who is said to be interested in a move to Ipswich on a season-long loan, with a view to a permanent deal next year.