Three players to be offered new deals
THREE Blues players will be offered new deals next week as the first round of contract talks begin at Portman Road.The EADT can reveal that manager Jim Magilton will sit down with long-time fans' favourite Fabian Wilnis and his agent next week about offering him another year at Ipswich.
By Derek Davis
THREE Blues players will be offered new deals next week as the first round of contract talks begin at Portman Road.
The EADT can reveal that manager Jim Magilton will sit down with long-time fans' favourite Fabian Wilnis and his agent next week about offering him another year at Ipswich.
Magilton said: “Fabian has done great for us again. He is at an age where his quality and experience is vital around the building. He is an outstanding professional who has really looked after himself.
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“The fact that he has kept Dan Harding out of the side speaks volumes and we will sit down with his agent next week and see what he is looking for.
“If other offers come in then we won't stand in his way but ideally we would want him to stay if that is the right thing for him, too.”
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Wilnis initially signed for the Blues from De Graafschap in a £200,000 deal midway through the 1998-1999 season, and was the Supporters' Player Of The Year last year. The Blues boss is also keen to secure Jaime Peters on a new contract and once a deal has been agreed, Town will lodge an application to secure the young Canadian a new visa.
Ian Miller is the third of the initial batch of players to be signed on a longer deal with the former Bury Town player and lecturer at West Suffolk College lecturer being offered a new two-year contract, keeping him at Portman Road until the summer of 2009.