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Norwich City striker Jerome up against Ipswich's Mings for Championship award

Cameron Jerome scored five goals in September. Credit: PA

Norwich City and Ipswich Town stars Cameron Jerome and Tyrone Mings are both up for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month awards, while Town boss Mick McCarthy is in the running for the Manager prize.

Canaries striker Jerome has been in great form since making a £1.5million move from Stoke City, scoring five goals in as many games in September.

Ipswich's Tyrone Mings has been a revelation this season. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Ipswich Town have flourished since losing the East Anglian derby in August- picking up 13 points from a possible 15 last month.

Left-back Tyrone Mings has been a key part of Town's success, showing exactly why he was the subject of Premier League interest in the summer.

The 21-year-old has been a revelation after filling the gap left by Aaron Cresswell, providing assists in the wins over Brighton and Hove Albion and Wigan Athletic.

Mings and Jerome face competition from Blackburn Rovers winger Ben Marshall and former Peterborough goalkeeper Joe Lewis to land the award.

Mick McCarthy has enjoyed a brilliant month in charge of Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Finally, Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy will be seen as the favourite to land the Manager's prize.

The Irishman is up against Charlton's Bob Peeters, Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka and Derby's Steve McClaren.

The winners will be announced tomorrow.


Ipswich Town boss McCarthy delighted with Murphy form

Daryl Murphy hit a brace in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says that in-form striker Daryl Murphy is playing "some of the best football of his career" after the Irishman hit a brace in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.

Murphy hit a goal in either half to put Town into a 2-1 lead, but Michail Antonio's last minute leveller broke Ipswich hearts.

Murphy has now scored six goals in The Championship this season. Credit: PA

The result moves Ipswich into The Championship top six.

Despite the late setback, McCarthy was delighted with his team's performance and reserved special praise for his six-goal forward.

"They were two great goals from a striker playing some of the best football of his career and enjoying his football.

I have known him for a long time and Terry Connor is one of the best coaches of strikers I have seen. He's worked wonders with him."

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

Ipswich Town manager McCarthy: "We want to get promoted"

Mick McCarthy is setting his sights on promotion. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy believes that his team can be involved in the promotion shake-up at the end of the season.

Town are currently on an impressive six match unbeaten run, and recently won four games in a row.

A 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday means that Ipswich are now just two points off the top two in The Championship, and McCarthy is setting his sights on top flight football next term.

"I'm happy with the squad and even though it's a dirty word and we can't mention it, we want to get promoted.

We set off with designs of the top six. I don't think we're one of the best teams or best squads in the league, although we're a competent squad, hard to beat and we've certainly improved.

We'll keep scrapping away and see where we end up."

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager


Ipswich Town land Palace star Williams for a second time

Jonny Williams has joined Ipswich Town for a second time. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams has joined Ipswich Town on loan for a second time.

The Welsh international made a big impact during his previous spell at the club last season, making 13 appearances as Town just missed out on the play-offs.

The 20-year-old has agreed a deal that will see him stay at Portman Road for 93 days.

Williams' arrival will be a further boost for Ipswich, who have climbed to 5th in The Championship thanks to a run of four straight wins.

Williams is in line to make his second debut for Town in tomorrow night's clash against Sheffield Wednesday.

Ipswich Town land former West Ham star Collison

Jack Collison has signed for Ipswich. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison on a short-term deal.

The Welsh international has been looking for a club since he was released by the Hammers at the end of last season, and had been training with Town this summer.

Collison has agreed a contract at Portman Road that will run until late December.

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