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Ipswich Town's Hyam to miss East Anglian derby

Luke Hyam has picked up another injury. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed that midfielder Luke Hyam will miss the next month through injury.

It means that the 24-year-old will play no part in Sunday's East Anglian derby.

Town also have fitness concerns over striker Brett Pitman and new signing Conor Grant who will both be missing for tomorrow's clash at Wolves.

Forward David McGoldrick is already facing a long spell on the sidelines after he sustained ankle ligament damage.

Luke Hyam is also going to be out for a few weeks, maybe three or four.

We all thought it was bone bruising and it is, but there is nerve damage as well and that is taking a while to heal.

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager


Ipswich Town striker McGoldrick facing more injury woe

David McGoldrick hasn't had the best of luck with injuries. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have been dealt a major blow with the news that striker David McGoldrick will miss the next two months through injury.

The 28-year-old sustained ankle ligament damage in Tuesday's EFL Cup defeat against Stevenage.

Town have re-signed Luke Varney to provide cover.

It’s devastating news for Didz and it’s a real freak injury as well.

He went on at half-time and almost his first touch, he jumped for the ball and landed awkwardly. He thought he has rocked his ankle and ran it off.

It turns out he has damaged the ligament in his angle and we are looking at six to eight weeks on the sidelines. He will see the surgeon on Monday and hopefully he won’t need an operation. If he does, it could be 12 weeks out.

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

Northampton Town sign former Spurs winger Sonupe

Emmanuel Sonupe has signed for Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed former Tottenham Hotspur winger Emmanuel Sonupe on a free transfer.

The 20-year-old has joined on a deal until the end of the season following a successful trial.

Sonupe has previously spent time on loan at Scottish club St Mirren and becomes the Cobblers 12th signing of the summer.

Emmanuel has pedigree behind him having come from Tottenham, and we know there is a young player with potential there.

He is a little raw and is still learning, but he has trained with us every day, we have seen him improve and we think we have something to work with.

We will work with him, we will develop him and we think he can develop into an asset for us. He’s got a fantastic attitude since he started training here and he has fitted in really well.

– Rob Page, Northampton Town manager

Ipswich Town re-sign striker Varney

Luke Varney is back at Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have re-signed striker Luke Varney on a short-term contract until January.

The 33-year-old was released by Town this summer but has now been offered a return to Portman Road to cover for an injury to Brett Pitman.

Varney could be in line to make his third debut for the club at Brentford tomorrow.

He’s a good player and has been a good servant to us. He’s a great personality. We all love him, the staff, the players.

With McGoldrick injured, we had to try and get someone in before the weekend. That was never going to be easy but I knew Varney would be fit and could do a job for us.

There were clubs interested in him but I rang him yesterday and it was all sorted in no time.

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager


MK Dons smash transfer record to land Agard

Kieran Agard has joined MK Dons. Credit: PA

MK Dons have broken their transfer record to sign Bristol City striker Kieran Agard.

The fee is officially undisclosed but is believed to be more than the sum the Dons paid Crawley Town for defender Kyle McFadzean two years ago.

Agard helped the Robins gain promotion to The Championship in 2015.

He has agreed a three-year deal at stadium:mk.

We’re ecstatic to have him at the Football Club. We’ve had to be patient with this deal but it’s an important one for us.

He’s been on our board for a while now but I never thought he was a realistic target. However, with everyone’s hard work and Kieran accepting the challenge here, we’ve got the deal done – I couldn’t be happier.

His goal record, especially in this division, speaks for itself – he’s also been promoted from this league twice.

I think this signing sends out a message – we are ambitious and we are heading in the right direction.

– Karl Robinson, MK Dons Manager

Lafferty fined £23,000 for breaking FA betting rules

Kyle Lafferty in action for Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty has been fined £23,000 and warned about his future conduct after he broke FA betting rules.

The Northern Ireland international accepted the charge which related to an alleged offence back in February.

Lafferty breached rule E8 which prohibits players from betting on football matches.

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