Strike partners now in opposition

THEY could have been partners but instead Alan Lee and Francis Jeffers will line up opposite each other tomorrow.Jeffers completed his £700,000 switch from Blackburn Rovers to Sheffield Wednesday last night after signing a three-year deal at around £10,000-a-week and will make his debut at Portman Road in the season opener, against Lee.

By Derek Davis

THEY could have been partners but instead Alan Lee and Francis Jeffers will line up opposite each other tomorrow.

Jeffers completed his £700,000 switch from Blackburn Rovers to Sheffield Wednesday last night after signing a three-year deal at around £10,000-a-week and will make his debut at Portman Road in the season opener, against Lee.

Although shaken and concerned for the cyclist who was in collision with his car on Tuesday afternoon, Lee is fit and well and will start against the Owls, tomorrow.


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Jeffers rejected a £10,000 a week plus offer to join the Blues on a permanent basis after reviving his flagging career with four goals in nine games during a loan spell, when Town waited while he recovered from a hamstring pull.

He also held unsuccessful talks with Leicester City and Cardiff City before accepting a deal at Hillsborough. Jeffers last night said: “When I went to Ipswich I got my head down and worked hard because I wanted to show people I could score goals.

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“Although my stay at Ipswich was brief I showed that I can score goals when I'm given a regular run in the side.”

n Blues boss Jim Magilton and West Brom have denied reports linking Ipswich with defender Martin Albrechtsen. The Dane is set to leave the Hawthorns but is more likely to join Brondby.

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