Magilton's good day's business for Town

JON Macken last night agreed a loan deal with Ipswich Town until January with the Blues also securing loanee Simon Walton until the new-year.The moves followed Sylvain Legwinski's capture from Fulham on a free transfer, with the Frenchman penning a two-year contract.

By Derek Davis

JON Macken last night agreed a loan deal with Ipswich Town until January with the Blues also securing loanee Simon Walton until the new-year.

The moves followed Sylvain Legwinski's capture from Fulham on a free transfer, with the Frenchman penning a two-year contract.

Although Blues boss Jim Magilton didn't get the permanent signing of an as yet unidentified player that he hoped to secure, it was still a good day's business with two new players and Town getting £200,000 from Hull for the 33-year-old Nicky Forster, who joined on a free and missed much of last season through injury.


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Crystal Palace striker Macken has scored goals consistency for Preston and Manchester City and he will hope to secure a permanent move.

Walton was originally loaned to the Blues from the Addicks for a month but the 18-year-old has been impressive in the Town midfield and Magilton was determined to secure him for as long as possible.

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Blues chairman David Sheepshanks was last night delighted with how his new manager had performed under the pressure of the wheeling and dealing.

He said: “Jim has led from the front and has done really well in handling affairs.”

Town's only other outgoing player was Liam Trotter, who has joined Millwall on loan after agreeing a two-year professional contract with Ipswich Town.

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