Ipswich Town will be in the hunt for a striker in January, according to the East Anglian Daily Times. Here are five who Paul Lambert should go for-

Anthony Pilkington, Cardiff City- Lambert knows the experienced forward well from managing him at Norwich City. The 30-year-old’s first-team chances are limited with Cardiff in the Premier League so he could become available in January.

Liam Boyce, Burton Albion- The Northern Ireland international has scored seven goals in 14 games for the Brewers in League One so far this season. He was injured for the majority of the last campaign for Burton in the Championship and didn’t show what he was fully capable of. Could Ipswich give him a second chance?

Ashley Fletcher, Middlesbrough- He could leave Boro on loan again in January with him being down the pecking order at the Riverside. The former Manchester United striker spent time on loan with Sunderland last season and has a point to prove at this level.

Ashley Fletcher (18) of Middlesbrough during the EFL Cup match between Bournemouth and Middlesbrough at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England on 24 October 2017. Photo by Graham Hunt.

Darren Bent- He started his career at Ipswich and is available now as a free agent after leaving Derby County in May. Lambert managed him at Aston Villa and the 34-year-old could provide some more experience into a relatively youthful Tractor Boys’ side.

Jayden Stockley, Exeter City- The 6ft 3inc striker has been prolific in League Two for Exeter since joining them in August 2017 from Aberdeen and is a real handful. He scored 25 goals in all competitions last season and has managed eight so far in this campaign.


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