Vote: Which players should leave Town?

THERE will be casualties this summer.

THERE will be casualties this summer.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell, in his quest to revamp his squad for next season, will not just be concerning himself with new players that he wants to bring to Portman Road.

He will also have to try and move on a few of his current playing staff, and there are some obvious candidates.

The quintet of Tamas Priskin, Luca Civelli, Jaime Peters, Shane O’Connor and Jason Scotland are all players who could be on their way this summer.


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All five have contracts beyond this season, but Jewell is planning to have talks with all of his contracted players at the end of this season.

The Town boss has already intimated that Priskin could be on his way, even though the Hungarian striker has just returned from a loan spell at promotion-chasing Swansea City, due to a knee injury.

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Priskin has failed to deliver, since his �1.7m move Watford in the summer of 2009, and he has not flourished under Jewell.

Meanwhile, the trio of Peters, Civelli and O’Connor have all been unable to force their way into Jewell’s starting line-up, since the ex-Bradford and Wigan boss was appointed in January.

And with just two games remaining of this season, time is running out for them to catch the eye. Jewell would surely therefore be open to offers from other clubs, given his current luke-warm response towards this threesome.

The Peters enigma is one of the most talked about issues in the Portman Road stands at the moment.

The Canadian international has only started one game under Jewell – the 2-1 defeat at Millwall, which was Jewell’s first match in charge – and with the exception of a cameo role as a late substitute in the 6-0 thrashing of Doncaster on February 15, he has not kicked a ball in anger for the last 10 weeks.

It’s not that Peters has been given the complete cold shoulder, because he has always been named in the 18-man squad, but the stark facts are that he has been an unused substitute for 19 of Town’s last 20 games.

Even when Town have been struggling in games, and are clearly heading for defeat, Jewell has never turned to Peters.

O’Connor, meanwhile, could be dubbed the forgotten man at Portman Road. His last outing was a man-of-the-match showing, in Town’s 3-0 win over Leicester City, but that was before Christmas!

The 21-year-old Irishman appeared as a 75th minute substitute at Arsenal, in a Carling Cup semi-final second leg tie on January 25, but otherwise has only been included in the 18-man squad on one further occasion – as an unused substitute.

Civelli, a �1m purchase from Argentine club Banfield in 2009, has had more action, but the left-sided midfielder has not really made that much progress since his long-awaited return from a career-threatening knee injury, and has not started a game under Jewell.

And although Scotland has been a regular in the new regime, the 32-year-old striker looks past his best.

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