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Ipswich Town manager McCarthy happy with transfer business

Mick McCarthy is happy with his summer business. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says that the club won't be adding any new players ahead of this evening's transfer deadline.

Town are happy with their summer dealings after bringing in Australian winger Tommy Oar and Polish defender Piotr Malarczyk last week.

McCarthy did admit that he could let winger Alex Henshall leave the club though.

Alex Henshall could leave Portman Road. Credit: PA

“That’s it for us. We have a strong squad, certainly the strongest we’ve had since I’ve been at the club.

Alex (Henshall) is available for transfer. He is not going to get in front of the other lads here and it’s time he moved on. I’ve told him that.”

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

O'Neill completes permanent Southend United move

Luke O'Neill has made his Southend United stay permanent. Credit: PA

Southend United have completed the permanent signing of former Burnley defender Luke O'Neill.

The 24-year-old has been on loan at Roots Hall this season but has now put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

O'Neill was released by Burnley earlier today.


Chelsea defender Davey extends Peterborough United loan spell

Alex Davey in action for Peterborough United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have extended the loan of Chelsea defender Alex Davey until January.

The 20-year-old has impressed during an initial one-month deal and will now stay at the ABAX until the new year.

Davey has played in all of Posh's games so far this season.

One in, one out as City get busy ahead of transfer deadline day

Dieumerci Mbokani Credit: PA Images

Norwich City have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of Dynamo Kiev striker Dieumerci Mbokani.

Mbokani joins on a season long loan with a view to a permanent move.

The Congolese forward has played for Anderlecht and Stanard Liege.

Norwich boss Alex Neil told the Canaries website that he was delighted with the deal.

"Dieumerci is going to give us competition at the top end of the pitch, and I think we've needed a bit of strengthening there. He's a big, strong number nine - he can take the ball in, he's mobile and he's a real threat in the box. We're hoping all of those things come together for him. He's got a good track record and he's played Champions League football, so I think it's an exciting signing for us."

– Alex Neil
Ricky van Wolfswinkel Credit: PA images

Meanwhile dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel - City's record signing - has moved out of Carrow Road. The forward, who scored against Rotherham in the Carling Cup last week, has joined Real Betis on a season long loan.

Nearly 4,000 runners in 10k event

The start of Run Norwich

More than 3,800 people, including around 400 first time runners, took part in Norwich's first ever 10k race

Run Norwich passed by many of the city's landmarks, including Carrow Road and the Cathedral, and runners raised money for charity. It's organised by Norwich City Community Sports Foundation.

Jake Humphrey in the 10k run

It's organised by Norwich City Community Sports Foundation. TV sports presenter Jake Humphrey was one of those taking part.


Goldie looking pained: Disappointment for region's field athletes

Newmarket's Goldie Sayers failed to qualify for the Javelin final at the World Athletics Championships earlier.

The athlete had battled back from long term injury problems and was competing with a heavily strapped knee.

She managed a throw of 58.28m but it wasn't enough to see her through to contest for a medal.

Goldie Sayers Credit: PA

In the morning session, there was similar disappointment for Olympic bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz.

The St Neot's athlete, who was also suffered long-term injuries since London 2012, failed to make the high jump final. The 27-year-old was the only British athlete in action, clearing 2.22 and 2.26m at the first time of asking.

However, Grabarz failed three times to make 2.29m, leaving him outside the top 12 and ending his hopes of a place in the final.

Robbie Grabarz Credit: PA
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