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New Ipswich striker relishes challenge of Championship

New Ipswich striker Martyn Waghorn says he relishes the challenge of Championship Credit: Donovan Blake / ITV News Anglia

New Ipswich striker Martyn Waghorn has been meeting the media ahead of Saturday's EFL Chamipionship game at Barnsley.

The former Sunderland trainee joined from Scottish Premiership giants Rangers on Monday and knows what's required to make progress in the division.

"If you work hard as a group as a team it will help you make an difference.

"It's great competition we've got here. You relish that as a striker so if I get a chance I have to take it."

ITV Anglia's Donovan Blake speaks with Martyn Waghorn about his move to Ipswich and linking up again with Joe Garner

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Steven Taylor: No Ipswich Town deal for defender

Steven Taylor will have to find a new club. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have confirmed that defender Steven Taylor won't be offered a new contract at Portman Road.

The former Newcastle United centre-back joined on a short-term deal in January and was given the chance to extend his stay.

However, Town have decided against the move because they feel they've got another cover at the back.

We have brought in Jordan Spence and Dominic Iorfa in recent weeks to add to what we already have at the back.

Both Jordan and Dominic are very versatile players that can cover full-back and centre-back positions and we have good competition for places at the back now so we won’t be doing anything with Tayls.

He’s a great pro and he will do a good job for someone. We wish him well.

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

Meanwhile, Colchester United have re-signed defender Cole Kpekawa from Barnsley.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a loan spell with the U's in 2014, and has now agreed a permanent contract.

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