Magilton will swing the axe

JIM Magilton will swing the axe on a number of players early next week and hinted that he is ready to drop a bombshell or two.Blues keeper Lewis Price is also ready to make an explosive announcement of his own by making a shock exit if Richard Wright, or any experienced keeper is signed and knocks him down the pecking order.

By Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

JIM Magilton will swing the axe on a number of players early next week and hinted that he is ready to drop a bombshell or two.

Blues keeper Lewis Price is also ready to make an explosive announcement of his own by making a shock exit if Richard Wright, or any experienced keeper is signed and knocks him down the pecking order.


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While fringe players such as Sito Castro and Scott Barron are expected to be cut loose, other players could also be told they can find new clubs when Magilton meets with all his players, and coaching staff on Monday and Tuesday.

Fabian Wilnis and Jaime Peters have already accepted new deals and Magilton is looking to add to his squad in the summer after a mini-clear out with some players being told they will be going out on loan.

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Magilton said: “We will have a review with every individual player and those surplus to requirements will be told then.

“I didn't want to send out any shock waves during the season but we will tell people next week.”

Magilton also said despite the likelihood that Wright will be returning, there will not be an influx of ex Town players.

Tommy Miller, Matt Holland and Titus Bramble, have all been linked with rejoining the Blues but Magilton warned against it.

He said: “Bringing ex-players back can be dangerous so we will be very careful about that.”

The long anticipated cash windfall from Charlton took a step nearer when Alan Pardew conceded he is ready to sell Darren bent with Spurs the most likely destination. Portsmouth are keen to sign Jermain Defoe for £7m which would help Spurs find the £10-£12m needed to sign him.

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