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‘I have a job to do here’ - McGreal and Jones focussed on their clubs amid Ipswich links

PUBLISHED: 21:42 30 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 31 March 2018

Luton Boss Nathan Jones at Colchester on Good Friday. Picture Pagepix

Luton Boss Nathan Jones at Colchester on Good Friday. Picture Pagepix

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Both John McGreal and Nathan Jones insisted they are fully focussed on their current clubs despite being linked with the Ipswich Town vacancy.

Colchester United head coach John McGreal is looking to get the better of Exeter. Picture: STEVE WALLERColchester United head coach John McGreal is looking to get the better of Exeter. Picture: STEVE WALLER

The pair have both been mentioned in connection with the Blues and listed by bookmakers after it was announced Mick McCarthy will be leaving in the summer, with McGreal’s Colchester running out 2-1 winners over Jones’s Luton this afternoon.

When asked about links with his former club McGreal, a former Ipswich defender, said: “I’ve got a job to do at Colchester United.

“You stumped there, to be quite honest, having just come off the back of a fantastic win (over Luton).

“I don’t want to be talking about Ipswich, and at this moment in time I have got nothing to say about it.

“I’m fully focused on Col U. We are trying to win games of football at this football club, and we have got challenges in house that we are trying to hit, so I won’t be taking my eye off the ball.”

Jones, who has been praised by outgoing Blues boss McCarthy on a number of occasions this season, said: “It’s not the first time I’ve been linked with anything but I have a job to do here.

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“I am concentrating on getting promoted with Luton because that’s the most important thing for me.”

Headed goals from former Ipswich defender Tom Eastman and defensive partner Luke Prosser secured the win on a wet afternoon, marred by a nasty

The result at the Weston Homes Community Stadium leaves McGreal’s U’s six points off the final play-off place, while Luton lost top spot to Accrington Stanley.

The Hatters sit second, seven points clear of fourth place as they bid for automatic promotion.

McGreal has drifted out with the bookmakers after being one of the early favourites for the position, sitting at 14/1 at the time of writing, while Jones sits at 20/1. Danny Cowley of Lincoln and Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray remain favourites.

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