Priskin can go - Jewell

PAUL Jewell will not stand in the way of wantaway striker Tamas Priskin, the Ipswich manager revealed today.

Priskin was quoted during international duty this week saying: “I’m in his (Jewell’s) bad books and I don’t want to stay.”

Jewell confessed he will not stand in the way of the towering striker should he want to leave Suffolk but urged his players to speak to him over transfer matters, rather than the media – after Priskin was quoted in the Hungarian press.

“He can go, I have not got a problem with that,” said Jewell.

“I think he said he wanted to go on loan. I had him in my office about three weeks ago and I told him that Leeds wanted to take him on loan.

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“He wanted time to think about it and in the meantime they went and signed Andy Keogh but he can go if a team comes in for him.”

Priskin has yet to make an appearance for the Blues this season but Jewell insists he has no problem with the 24-year-old who played in Hungary’s 2-1 win over Sweden this week in a European Championship qualifier.

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“I spoke to him in pre-season and I said he was 6ft 1, quick, strong and has all the attributes and this was going to be a big season for him,” the manager said.

“But he has not impressed me in training enough to get on the bench. His attitude is fine and he will always be considered but I don’t think he has done well enough in training.

“I have not got a problem with him, I just wish he had knocked on my door and come and seen me.”

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