ipswich, Ipswich Town still trying to land new striker

Ipswich Town still trying to land new striker

Ipswich Town are reportedly still looking to bring a new striker to Portman Road before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

Stuart Watson of the East Anglian Daily Times posted on Twitter that the Blues are still very much in the hunt for an attacker to replace former talisman Daryl Murphy, who left the club in the summer.

The impact of Murphy’s departure has been bigger than many people expected, with the Suffolk side struggling to find the back of the net during much of the season so far.

They are enduring a difficult campaign compared to recent seasons, with a general lack of attacking threat and a series of catastrophic defensive errors leaving the Tractor Boys lingering in lower mid-table as we progress into the second half of the Championship season.

Ipswich have already completed the signing of 24-year-old striker Kieffer Moore from Forest Green Rovers, but it appears unlikely that the player will feature heavily in Mick McCarthy’s first-team plans in the near future, instead being seen as one for the future.

Names that the Suffolk side have been linked with in the run-up to deadline day include Preston North End attacker Jordan Hugill.

It is understood that Town have had two bids, the most recent of which was in the region of £2 million, rejected for Hugill by the Lilywhites.

They have also been among a number of clubs said to be interested in signing Grimsby Town hotshot Omar Bogle, who could reportedly be on his way out of Blundell Park for a fee of around £1 million.

Bristol Rovers talisman Matty Taylor is another name associated with the Tractor Boys, due to his relatively low release clause of around £400,000 – but any move for the 26-year-old now seems highly unlikely as Bristol City have agreed a deal with Rovers for the player’s services.

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