Velice could make debut on Saturday

BLUES boss Jim Magilton last night confirmed Macedonian international Velice Sumulikoski's move to Ipswich Town has all been finalised and he could make his debut at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton last night confirmed Macedonian international Velice Sumulikoski's move to Ipswich Town has all been finalised and he could make his debut at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

The midfielder, pictured, was at Portman Road last night to see the Blues held to their fourth home draw in seven games as Plymouth Argyle held out for a 0-0 draw.

Despite signing Alan Quinn, who made his Town debut on the left wing and now Sumulikoski, Magilton also confirmed David Norris is still a target.

He also denied he was responsible for unsettling Norris.

Magilton said: “That is totally untrue. I don't wash my dirty linen in public. I have shown an interest in the lad but I don't go out and make trouble for any other club.

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“We have treated (the deal) with utter respect and the two chairmen have spoken.

“If someone asked me about David Norris I will tell then that I think he is a very good footballer and I would like him at my football club.

“I appreciate that Plymouth don't want to let go of a very good player."

The 26-year-old Sumulikoski started his career with NK Publikum in his home country before signing for Russian side Zenit St Petersburg where he made 75 appearances, before joining Turkish club Bursaspor in 2006.

Sumulikoski, who made his international debut in 2002, was part of the Macedonian side that held England to a goalless draw at Old Trafford in the European Championship qualifying campaign last year.

With Andrew Cole signing for Burnley it now seems unlikely that Alan Lee will be leaving the Blues in this window.

But Gavin Williams was left out of the squad which could lead to a last-minute attempt by another Championship club to sign him.