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Ipswich Town duo confident ahead of Leeds United test

Ipswich Town players Freddie Sears and Jonas Knudsen say they're looking forward to an away trip to Leeds United tomorrow - but are determined to leave with a win.

Leeds have improved in recent weeks and have won their last three games in all competitions.

Ipswich's form has been more patchy in comparison, but Sears believes they are playing well enough to pick up all three points at Elland Road.

"It's going to be a tough game going away from home at Leeds," he told ITV News Anglia.

"But we've got three more games coming up until the international break and we're looking forward to it."

McCarthy happy with forward line despite failed bids

Mick McCarthy was unable t add any more players to his forward department. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has admitted the club failed in late bids to sign new strikers ahead of last night's transfer deadline.

Town were in the market for new forward recruits after selling Daryl Murphy to Newcastle United for £3 million last weekend.

McCarthy did manage to secure a loan deal for Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams but wasn't able to add further to his squad.

“We had bids in for strikers but for one reason or another, they didn’t come off. That happens," he told the clubs official website.

“I’m cool with what we have. We’ve got good players here. Brett Pitman, Freddie Sears, Leon Best, Luke Varney. We’ve got David McGoldrick to come back. Tom Lawrence can play up front, Grant Ward too.

"We have reinvested the money we got for Daryl Murphy with the players we have brought in and we will look to add to the squad again in January."


Crystal Palace's Williams signs up for fourth Ipswich spell

Jonny Williams will spend another season on loan at Ipswich Town.

Ipswich Town have signed Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams on loan for a fourth time.

The Welsh international has already had three loan spells at Portman Road.

The 22-year-old will now spend the rest of the season with Mick McCarthy's side after impressing for Wales at Euro 2016.

Meanwhile, winger Cameron Stewart has left the club after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

With no loans after today, we had to get it done now and when I knew Ipswich wanted me, it was a no-brainer.

I’ve had some great times at Ipswich and played some of the best football of my career here, especially in the first spell I had.

– Jonny Williams, Ipswich Town

Midfielder Williams set for fourth Ipswich Town loan spell

Jonny Williams could be returning to Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams has been strongly linked with a return to Ipswich Town.

The Welsh international has had three loan spells already at Portman Road and is set for a fourth.

It's believed he's close to joining on a season-long loan and the deal should be completed before tonight's transfer deadline.

Leicester City's Lawrence joins Ipswich Town on loan

Tom Lawrence will spend the season on loan at Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have completed their second signing of the day, with Leicester City's Tom Lawrence joining on a season-long loan.

The attacking midfielder has previously spent time on loan at Rotherham United and Blackburn Rovers and started his career at Manchester United.

The Welsh international moved to The King Power Stadium in 2014 but has struggled to break into the first team.

Lawrence joins striker Leon Best in making the switch to Portman Road.

I think there were a few clubs interested but Ipswich are a club that always seem to be up at the top end of the Championship.

I want to be at a club that has ambition and wants to push for promotion and hopefully we can do that here.

I have played in the Championship before and it looks as though it could be the toughest year yet with the clubs in the division but we’ve got a good squad here and I’m looking forward to it.

– Tom Lawrence, Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town wrap up signing of trialist Leon Best

Leon Best has completed his move to Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed striker Leon Best on a free transfer.

The 29-year-old has been on trial at the club this summer and has impressed enough to earn a one-year deal.

Best was last at Rotherham United and has also played for Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers.

The former Republic of Ireland international will help fill the void left by Daryl Murphy who joined Newcastle United over the weekend.

Leon did well last week. I was impressed.

He knows this league. He’s got that physical presence and he will add to the options we have got up front. We are delighted to have him here.

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager
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