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Ipswich Town boss McCarthy signs new deal to stay at Portman Road

Mick McCarthy is staying at Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has extended his contract with the club until 2018.

McCarthy has had a big impact at Portman Road since joining in 2012 and led Town to the play-offs last season despite working on a limited budget.

Ipswich are competing again at the right end of The Championship and currently sit just outside the top six.

Assistant boss Terry Connor has also been given a new deal.

“TC (Terry Connor) and I are obviously delighted to have extended our contracts. We are really enjoying the job here and the results on the pitch have improved year on year.

In a relentless and tough league that the Championship is, that is testament to the hard work the players have put in. I think we have a team we can all be proud of and it’s mine and TC’s job to make sure that continues.”

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

Foley reunited with former boss McCarthy at Ipswich Town

Kevin Foley has moved to Portman Road. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have completed the signing of former Wolves defender Kevin Foley.

Town have been on the lookout for a full-back since they sold Jonny Parr to Norwegian side Strømsgodset earlier this month.

31-year-old Foley was recently released by FC Copenhagen and played under manager Mick McCarthy at Wolves.

He's signed a contract until the end of the season.

“This is a great club and I’m delighted to be here.

It’s taken a bit of time due to the international clearance and stuff but I’m just happy it’s done now. I really enjoyed my time here anyway and a door sort of opened up for me once Jonny Parr departed.

I know the gaffer and TC (Terry Connor) from our days at Wolves and it’s great to work with them again. They know what I’m all about and likewise I know how they work."

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

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Parr admits Ipswich Town didn't want him to leave

Jonny Parr has returned to Norway. Credit: PA

Former Ipswich Town defender Jonny Parr says that the club fought to keep him at Portman Road.

The Norwegian completed a move back to his homeland with Strømsgodset earlier this week.

Parr said that the time was right for him and his family to return to Scandinavia.

"They were not happy to let me go in Ipswich, but I figured that it was fine for us to go home to Norway now.

Godset was a sensible alternative. My ambitions and the club's go well together.

I am very excited to play left-back week in, week out. It's good to have one position to concentrate on. The way Strømsgodset is playing football is very nice, and I look forward to being a part of it."

– Jonny Parr, Strømsgodset

New Ipswich Town recruit: 'I couldn't turn down move to Portman Road'

Paul Digby in action for Barnsley. Credit: PA

New Ipswich Town loan signing Paul Digby says that he "couldn't turn down" the chance to join the club.

The 20-year-old moved to Portman Road on a season-long loan from League One strugglers Barnsley over the weekend.

Digby could earn a permanent move in the summer and is determined to impress his new manager Mick McCarthy.

“I’m buzzing to be here and I can’t wait to get started.

The move has been on the cards for a little while as I have been training with the lads for a few weeks and I’ve settled in really well with all the boys.

I haven’t played as much football as I would have liked at Barnsley but my match fitness is fine and I’m ready to go if called upon. This was an opportunity I just couldn’t turn down really.

The gaffer’s career speaks for itself and I feel I can only benefit from working with him and his coaches day in, day out as well as training alongside established, quality Championship players."

– Paul Digby, Ipswich Town

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Ipswich Town recalls midfielder Luke Hyam from Rotherham

Luke Hyam in action for Ipswich Town Credit: PA Images

Ipswich Town have recalled midfielder Luke Hyam from his loan spell at fellow Championship side Rotherham.

The 24-year-old joined the Millers in November and made five appearances.

Town's manager Mick McCarthy has brought him back to Portman Road ahead of the busy festive schedule.

The midfielder will be in contention for a place in the team, for their Boxing Day clash against QPR.

Luke confirmed the news on social media:

Ipswich Town striker McGoldrick facing long spell on the sidelines

David McGoldrick faces a long spell on the sidelines. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have been dealt a blow with the news that their striker David McGoldrick has suffered a serious hamstring injury.

Manager Mick McCarthy confirmed that the Irish international will face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after tearing the muscle.

It's the latest setback for McGoldrick who has only managed to start eight games so far this season.

Varney signs Ipswich Town contract until the end of the season

Luke Varney is staying at Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed striker Luke Varney on a deal until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old spent the backend of last season on loan at Portman Road but suffered a serious achilles injury in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final defeat to rivals Norwich City.

Varney could be in line to make his second debut for the club in tomorrow's clash against Derby County.

“Reg (Luke Varney) is a terrific character and I’m delighted he has signed.

So are the rest of the players.

He had a horrible injury at the end of last season, snapping his achilles but he stayed here to do his rehab and showed what a professional he is in the way he has conducted his rehab."

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager
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