Quinn set for Town exit

ALAN Quinn looks set to be the next player out of the Portman Road door.

Derek Davis

ALAN Quinn looks set to be the next player out of the Portman Road door.

Barnsley are reported to have made a second offer, believed to be around �200,000, for the former Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder.

That could be more acceptable for the Blues who have already knocked back bids by two clubs for their players, with Quinn thought to be one of them.


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Although Lee Martin has arrived from Manchester United in a �1.5m deal, Quinn has not quibbled about the added competition and has not shown any desire to leave Ipswich.

But if Town accept the offer and allow him to talk to the Tykes, a return to south Yorkshire, where it is understood he still has a home, may appeal.

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Town boss Roy Keane has made it clear he is looking to move on players, at the right price, in order to bring in new signings.

He said: “I hope to strengthen the squad further but I'm also in a situation where I have to wheel and deal a bit.

“I may have to move one or two out before I bring in two or three players.

“It is just a case of waiting on phone calls.”

Danny Haynes has already gone after his �500,000 switch to Bristol City and Keane allowed Dan Harding, Matt Richards, Ivan Campo, Chris Casement and Billy Clarke, to leave.

Harding, who finished the season helping Reading to the play-off final, last night completed a deal with Southampton to, while Clarke ahs already joined Blackpool and Casement has moved to Dundee.

Meanwhile, James Scowcroft has joined Geraint Williams' Leyton Orient after leaving Crystal Palace, although Richards who had been on trial at Brisbane Road was not offered anything.

Town take on Southend United at Roots Hall tonight with Spanish striker Pablo Counago pencilled in to play after a groin injury, while Ben Thatcher is looking to be involved either tonight or on Saturday at home against Colchester United after coming back from a knee injury.

Keane said: “I'm hoping Pablo and Ben will be back this week but I also need to start cutting down my squad.”

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