Jim hopes for magic again from duo

JIM Magilton is hoping the old magic can return for Tommy Miller and Pablo Couango and that they can repay his faith with goals galore.Miller will be officially unveiled this morning after signing a two-year deal with the Blues which ended a nine-month wait for Magilton.

By Derek Davis

JIM Magilton is hoping the old magic can return for Tommy Miller and Pablo Couango and that they can repay his faith with goals galore.

Miller will be officially unveiled this morning after signing a two-year deal with the Blues which ended a nine-month wait for Magilton.

The Town boss came close to getting Miller on loan last November but pulled out at the last minute so he could take Mike Pollitt on loan instead.


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The Pollitt move proved short-lived with Wigan calling him back after just one game - and Miller went on loan to Preston instead.

But the midfielder, who has already had two spells at Portman Road and was a good friend of Magilton's when he was a player, was destined to return for a third time.

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It happened a bit quicker than planned when Magilton missed out on another midfielder last weekend and moved swiftly to secure the free agent from Sunderland instead.

Magilton said: “Tommy was always part of my plans. Even if I got the other player as well, Tommy was always going to feature.

“He was weighing up options and even though people knew of his availability I didn't want people knowing what we were doing and it was at a tentative stage last week.

“The other player still remains very much part of my plans and we will see if we can get him.”

A big factor in Magilton's thinking was the successful pairing Miller and fellow old boy Counago enjoyed last time around.

Magilton said: “I like combinations and the way Pablo and Tommy combine was a big factor in my thinking.

“We are trying to get more goals in the building and while Jon Walters and Alan Lee have been very bright in pre-season we will see what Pablo is like.

“Pablo and Tommy are going to need games but I'm looking forward to seeing them together again.”

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