The Fuller Flavour - New signings could boost Ipswich Town’s flagging season

Preston's Jordan Hugill is beaten to the ball by Christophe Berra

Preston's Jordan Hugill is beaten to the ball by Christophe Berra

It’s typical that the player we have coveted this transfer window, scores the 89th minute equaliser to deny us three unexpected points.

Debutant Toumani Diagouraga at Preston

Debutant Toumani Diagouraga at Preston

One would imagine that any hope we had of signing Jordan Hugill has now gone - his goal on Saturday the reason for Preston’s reluctance to sell him.

After a good draw at Deepdale, it is Derby County at home tomorrow and David Nugent, who almost always scores against the Blues, has just signed for the Rams.

We’re going to have to be at our very best to get anything out of that game.

However, we have some injured players returning and three signings have been made since last week.

David Nugent has signed for Derby

David Nugent has signed for Derby - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Defender Steven Taylor could be a useful acquisition as could Toumani Diagouraga in midfield.

Meanwhile, if winger Danny Rowe fulfils his potential and the hype from Macclesfield’s fans, then we may have pulled off a real coup.

Following last week’s column, Town fan Carol Everett got in touch.

“I have written to the paper in the past (when our Academy players were being sold to Newcastle) and recently when I referred to Mick McCarthy’s comment on the Ipswich Academy page where he referred to “attacking first team football”.

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“I suggested that season ticket holders should have a refund under the trade description act!

“Every day we see one or other of the players making comments in support of the manager.

“But do the players think that we are stupid enough to think that they would publicly blame their manager even if they privately thought it?

“I do not see McCarthy being able to bring attractive football back to Portman Road.

“He refers constantly to his achievements in the past and dismisses the opinions of supporters.

“I also think that he does not have the right to say that he will wait until the end of the season before he makes a decision on his future.

“That leaves season ticket holders in the position of having to make their decision about renewing their season ticket in early April not knowing what we have in store for the following season.”