Jim preparing to clear the decks

BLUES boss Jim Magilton is preparing to clear the decks in order to bring in at least one more loanee.Magilton is ready to allow a couple of fringe players to go out on loan, while at the same time bringing in a defender.

By Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton is preparing to clear the decks in order to bring in at least one more loanee.

Magilton is ready to allow a couple of fringe players to go out on loan, while at the same time bringing in a defender.

First though, Magilton is plotting for Ipswich Town's third win on the bounce and a maximum six points from back-to-back home fixtures, as they entertain Coventry City tonight, following Saturday's victory over Southampton.


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Magilton said: “We are always on the look-out to bring in more players when we feel the right person is available - whatever the position.

“We have not done anything since the emergency loan window reopened on Friday because it was important we concentrated on these two games, and I feel a lot of managers have done that. But things could open up again on Wednesday with us maybe shifting a couple out and bringing some in.

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“We have people in mind and there could be a few go from here - we will see.”

One of tonight's opponents from Coventry, Dele Adebola, has constantly been linked with a move to Ipswich and it is still possible a loan deal will be done in the first instance, while City may look to take a Town player until January and then make it permanent. Darren Currie is among those who could be picked up, while interest in Danny Haynes and Chris Casement is growing and they may be among a group of Town players who could benefit from regular football in a lower league.

Magilton insists Town will not worry about the Sky Blues confidence-boosting 3-0 win at Norwich but will instead focus on their own positives.

He said: “Coventry have threats, we know that, but it is important that we reinforce our own self-belief.

“We didn't start well on Saturday and I will be looking for us to go on the front foot from the off.

“They will be on a high but this is about us and what we do. I expect us to be confident and take the game to them.”

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