TRANSFER LATEST: Jewell expects it to be a quiet transfer deadline day
IPSWICH Town manager Paul Jewell says he doesn’t expect to make any more permanent signings before tonight’s 11pm deadline.
Yesterday saw the Blues boss sign versatile attacking players Paul Taylor (�1.5m from Peterborough) and Daryl Murphy (return on loan from Celtic), with powerful midfielder Guirane N’Daw (loan from St Etienne) having joined last week.
A deal for Posh midfielder George Boyd fell through due to personal terms though, while centre-back Damien Delaney became the latest player to have his contract cancelled prematurely.
That leaves the Blues with a thin squad heading into tomorrow’s game against Huddersfield at Portman Road, with centre-back an area particularly lacking in depth.
“We signed Paul Taylor and Daryl Murphy overnight,” said Jewell. “We tried to do deals for other players too which hasn’t happened for whatever reason.
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“The Premier League can only trade until 11 o’clock tonight and they won’t let players out on loan until they know who they’ve got in.
“I don’t think we’re going to bring anyone in today, but when the (loan) window opens again next week we will bring some more players to the club.
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“I met with the lads (Boyd and Taylor) on Wednesday and for different reasons the Boyd deal couldn’t be done. It’s one that could possibility be revisited in time – we’ll have to wait and see.”
He added: “I’m pleased to bring in Paul Taylor, Daryl Murphy and Guirane N’Daw (on loan from St Etienne), but I’m well aware that we still need a couple of defenders.
“I’d just say to people that, although we’ve got an important game tomorrow, it’s not a one-game season.
“We’ll be prepared for the next game, but we know we still need to improve the squad for the coming months.”