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Nigel Reo-Coker will not be staying at Ipswich Town

PUBLISHED: 18:27 12 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:35 12 January 2013

Nigel Reo-Coker

Nigel Reo-Coker

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NIGEL Reo-Coker will not be staying at Ipswich Town after rejecting the chance to sign a contract extension until the end of the season.

Having activated a relegation release clause at Bolton last summer following their drop from the Premier League, the 28-year-old midfielder eventually signed a three-month deal with the Blues in October.

After making nine starts and three substitute appearances for the club, manager Mick McCarthy offered him the chance to extend his deal until the end of the campaign.

The former West Ham and Aston Villa man asked for longer though and, as a result, was left behind for today’s goalless draw in Cardiff – the last game he had been available for.

“He’s not staying,” said McCarthy. “I spoke to him yesterday. Fair play to him, he came in suited and booted and ready to go with the team, but he wants a longer-term contract and I understand he might have some other offers.

“I said ‘that’s fine, if that’s the case then go home and I’ll go with the lads that I’ve got’.

“He’s been great around the place, but we didn’t want to offer anything long-term. We just wanted to offer something to the end of the season.”

Luke Hyam partnered Guirane N’Daw in central midfield today, with Andy Drury their main competition.

McCarthy says he still wants to add some more new additions to his squad before the end of the January transfer window – preferably permanent signings.

Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

Jordan Spence has hailed the impact of manager Paul Lambert and believes the Blues can pull themselves away from trouble if they maintain the high standards they have set.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features wins over Arsenal and Stoke, while we also remember the late Marton Fulop.

Flynn Downes has been called into the England U20 for their game with Germany in Colchester next week.

Karl Fuller reflects on the Reading draw, plus the generosity of Ipswich Town fans

Ipswich Town remain five points adrift at the foot of the Championship table following yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Reading.

Ipswich Town remain five points adrift at the foot of the Championship table following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Reading. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Northstander Terry Hunt knows things on the pitch appear better. And asks what on earth has happened to that lot up the A140?

Andy Warren hands out his player ratings following Ipswich Town’s 2-2 draw at Reading.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert hailed his side’s first half display in this afternoon’s 2-2 draw at Reading and insists the wins will come to lift the Blues out of the Championship relegation zone.

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