Jim's two targets

JIM Magilton has revealed he has at least two targets in mind for the January transfer window.On the eve of the big Derby clash with Norwich City at Carrow Road, the Blues boss is looking to spend the new found wealth that will be pumped in by new owner Marcus Evans once the takeover is complete.

By Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

JIM Magilton has revealed he has at least two targets in mind for the January transfer window.

On the eve of the big Derby clash with Norwich City at Carrow Road, the Blues boss is looking to spend the new found wealth that will be pumped in by new owner Marcus Evans once the takeover is complete.


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First Magilton expects to sign a new contract and confirmed that he envisaged no stumbling blocks.

The EADT revealed earlier this week that Magilton had been offered a new contract by Ipswich Town with his current contract expiring in July.

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Magilton said: “We are in the middle of negotiations and I expect to sort it out soon. There should not be any problems.”

Magilton has been reassured about his, and the club's future after meeting with the reclusive Evans during the negotiations that have led to him buying 87.5 per cent of the club for £12m, and buying out a £32m debt for around £6m.

Magilton said: “I have met him. I like him. He is very straight, very honest and he seems to have the football club at heart. He has absolute belief in the club and wants to push it forward. He is very positive and very enthusiastic.

“There has been a lot of hard work done by the club in finding the investor. The chairman identified the man and he has been very impressed by what has been achieved at this football club and feels he can take it on and that is great news for everyone.

“It is terrific for me, the staff the players and, I'm sure, the public.”

Although Magilton has not been told just how much of the investment he has to work with he is very upbeat about being able to secure top talent

He said: “I don't know how much I have yet but when I do I will make sure it is spent with care and with diligence just as I have since I arrived.

“We are looking to bring in a couple of players in January. We can speak to clubs and make offers that we were not able to do before although the list of players has not necessarily changed.

“All that has changed is that we have a few quid to spend but that also means that they will try and get that bit more out of you.

“It is not going to change how I got about my job or how I world with players on a day to day basis.

“All it means is that it gives me the opportunity to identify the players we want to bring in and sit down and achieve that.

“Just because we may have money to spend does not take away from the lads here who have been fantastic and will continue to be.”

derek.davis@archant.co.uk

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