Loan window slams shut

Keep up to date with all the latest comings and goings in the Anglia region as the Football League loan window closes for business until January.

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Northampton Town strike late Izale McLeod deal

Izale McLeod has joined Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed MK Dons forward Izale McLeod on a month's loan.

The experienced striker has an impressive goal return in the Football League and will now help the Cobblers in their fight against the drop in League Two.

Speaking to the club's official website, Town boss Aidy Boothroyd said that he was looking forward to welcoming the 29-year-old into his squad:

“I’m delighted to bring in a proven goalscorer in Izale McLeod.

“He has always done well against my sides in the past, he will add another dimension to our attack and pose a real threat to our opposition.

“I’m really excited about working with him and I’m sure he will be a great addition to our squad.”

Colchester United clinch deals for Ben Tozer and Blair Turgott

Ben Tozer challenges for the ball in Northampton's recent clash with Fleetwood Town. Credit: PA

Colchester United have completed the loan signings of Ben Tozer and Blair Turgott.

23-year-old defender Tozer joins from League Two Northampton Town, and will stay with the U's until 4 January.

Blair Turgott will spend the next month on loan at Colchester United. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, winger Turgott has put pen to paper on a temporary deal from West Ham United and will join up with former Hammers' Freddie Sears and Dominic Vose in Essex.

Both players are in line to make their debuts for Colchester in this weekend's visit to Tranmere Rovers.

MK Dons borrow former Bayern Munich striker

Dale Jennings has joined MK Dons from Barnsley. Credit: PA

MK Dons have signed former Bayern Munich striker Dale Jennings on loan until 5 January.

The German giants captured the highly-rated youngster from Tranmere Rovers back in 2011, but he failed to break into the first team.

He was subsequently picked up by Championship outfit Barnsley this summer, but has only made five appearances so far this season.

He'll now be hoping to get some minutes under his belt at Stadium:MK, starting with this Saturday's fixture against Coventry City.

New Ipswich Town recruit excited by challenge

Jordan Graham is looking forward to getting started at Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

New Ipswich Town signing Jordan Graham says that he "can't wait to get going" after penning a loan deal with the club until January.

The 18-year-old completed his move from Aston Villa earlier today.

Speaking to the club's official website, Graham couldn't hide his excitement at joining the Blues:

"I’ve played for the U21s at Villa for a couple of years but the move here is great for me, this is the challenge I want and I can’t wait to get going and show what I can do.

“It’s going to be a great experience for me. I know Ipswich has got a great history and the fanbase is really big as well.

Graham also revealed that former Norwich City manager Paul Lambert had some positive words to say about his former bitter rivals:

"The gaffer at Villa said it was the perfect place for me to come and play football.

"He said Ipswich is a good club, that they get good crowds and that the manager here is a top guy so I’m delighted to have a chance to play here.”

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Tractor Boys bring in Villa youngster

Aston Villa's Jordan Graham has joined Ipswich Town on loan. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed promising Aston Villa youngster Jordan Graham on loan until January.

The 18-year-old winger has been capped by England at various youth levels, and will stay at Portman Road until January 4 provided that the relevant paperwork goes through successfully.

Graham should be available for Town's match with Charlton Athletic on Saturday and will train with his new teammates for the first time tomorrow.

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