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Dozzell wants first team place after signing Ipswich Town deal

Andre Dozzell (right) signs his contract alongside his dad Jason (left). Credit: Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell says he's targeting a regular starting role in the first team next season after signing his first professional contract with the club.

Dozzell agreed the deal on his 17th birthday yesterday - despite reported interest from the Premier League.

The teenager scored his first goal for the club against Sheffield Wednesday last month and is keen to taste more first team action at Portman Road next season.

At the start of the season my aim was to break into the first-team because I had been playing regularly for the U21s and the next step is the first-team but it was a bit crazy to score on my debut.

It’s been great to have been around the first-team lately. My dad has been there too so he can give me advice on how handle it so that’s helped.

Obviously I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made here and hopefully I can push on from here and try and get more first-team football next year. That is the target.

– Andre Dozzell, Ipswich Town

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McCarthy concedes Ipswich Town's play-off hopes are fading

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy admits it's now going to be a tough ask for his team to make The Championship play-offs.

Town could only draw 0-0 at home to relegation-threatened Charlton Athletic last night - with Ben Pringle and Jonathan Douglas coming the closest to finding a winner.

The result leaves Town seven points adrift of the top six.

The one positive is that they still have Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County left to play, and McCarthy says they're going to have to beat both of them to stand any chance.

Seven points out of it, we're making it harder still for ourselves.

But as I've just said to the players, we've got to stick together and make sure that we try and get as many points as we can and see where it takes us.

Hopefully that will be in the play-offs but that is looking increasingly unlikely.

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

Ipswich Town agree loan deal for Bolton winger Feeney

Liam Feeney will spend the rest of the season at Portman Road. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed Bolton winger Liam Feeney on loan until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old's contract at Bolton is up in the summer.

Feeney could make his debut for Town in their game against Rotherham United at Portman Road on Saturday.

He would also be available for any play-off campaign, should Ipswich make the top six.

I’m really excited and I’m glad it’s done now

Coming from the situation at Bolton to come into a team that’s pushing for the Play-Offs is exciting and hopefully I can add to that.

It’s a different type of pressure to play under but it’s an exciting kind, and the sort you want to be playing under at the right end of the table.

I can bring a directness to the team. I like to run with the ball, put crosses in so hopefully I can help create a few goals when given the opportunity.

The gaffer will get a good look at me in my time here so hopefully it goes well and we’ll see what happens next year.

– Liam Feeney, Ipswich Town

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Ipswich Town winding up petition withdrawn

A move to wind up Ipswich Town Fc has been thrown out at the High Court Credit: Submitted

A move to wind up Ipswich Town FC over an unpaid tax bill has been dismissed at the High Court in London.

At a brief hearing before Mr Registrar Clive Jones, Fiona Dewar, counsel for HM Revenue and Customs said that the club had now settled the debt that was the cause of the court moves and asked for the case to be dismissed.

Charles Sinclair counsel for the club, also asked for the case to be dismissed.

Afterwards Mr Sinclair refused to reveal the sum involved.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper signs new deal

Bartosz Bialkowski Credit: Ipswich Town

Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has signed a new deal at Portman Road keeping him at the club for another 2 years.

The 28-year-old has been enjoying a run in Mick McCarthy's starting eleven, while regular number one Dean Gerken recovers from injury.

Bialkowski's made 45 appearances since joining Town in 2014.

“Obviously I’m very happy to have signed a new contract.My contract was up in the summer and I had a few calls about what I was going to do but I was only interested in staying at Ipswich and I’m looking forward to the future here.

I have been pleased with my performances since I returned to the team.

I have felt very confident and made some good saves but then that is my job really!”

– Bartosz Bialkowski
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