UPDATED: Ipswich Town complete loan deal for Peterborough striker Tyrone Barnett
TYRONE Barnett has completed his loan move to Ipswich Town from fellow Championship strugglers Peterborough.
The 27-year-old was transfer-listed by the London Road club last week after allegations that he breached club discipline.
Now Town have won the race to land the striker – the club’s eighth loan signing in the current squad – after a number of Championship clubs showed interest.
Barnett has completed a switch to Portman Road until January 19, but will not be able to line up against his parent club when the two sides meet on Saturday.
Ipswich first targeted Barnett in January, but the Crawley Town striker opted to join Peterborough for an estimated �1.2 million after a successful loan spell.
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But he has failed to shine at struggling Posh this season, scoring just once in 10 appearances.
The news of McCarthy’s interest came after national reports that QPR would look to bring back DJ Campbell to cope with an attacking injury crisis at the Premier League club.
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But we understand Campbell’s three-month loan agreement at Portman Road includes a clause which means he can only return if all three parties – QPR, Ipswich and the player himself – agree to it.
It seems unlikely McCarthy would sanction such a move after admitting on Saturday that he withdrew his striker in the 6-0 defeat at Leicester solely to ensure he didn’t get injured before Saturday’s must-win match at home to Peterborough.
Daryl Murphy would be the most at-risk by Barnett’s arrival, though the 6ft 3ins striker won’t be available for selection until Tuesday week when Nottingham Forest visit Portman Road.