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Mings wins Player award for September

Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings has been named the SkyBet Championship's Player of the Month for September.

The 21 year old beat off competition from Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome, Blackpool goalkeeper Joe Lewis and Blackburn Rovers' Ben Marshall.

And in an awards double for Ipswich, boss Mick McCarthy was named the Championship's Manager of the Month for September, after steering the Blues to four wins and a draw over the period.

On Mings, Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “This flying full-back is showing, at 21, an athleticism and attitude that is great see.

“He can defend and he can create for his team. No wonder top-flight clubs were courting him.”

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

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.


Norwich City loan Bassong to promotion rivals Watford

Sébastien Bassong has joined Watford on loan. Credit: PA

Norwich City have loaned out-of-favour defender Sébastien Bassong to promotion rivals Watford.

The Cameroonian hasn't featured since Neil Adams first took over in April, and he will now spend the next 93 days at Vicarage Road.

Adams had recently hinted at reintegrating Bassong back into his squad, but he has now decided against it.

“It’s important for Seb to get some first team football and keep himself fit and involved, so this is a good short-term loan move for all parties involved.”

– Neil Adams, Norwich City Manager

Luton Town's hopes of landing McGeehan dealt a blow as midfielder pens new Norwich City deal

Cameron McGeehan captained Norwich City to FA Youth Cup success. Credit: PA

Norwich City FA Youth Cup winning captain Cameron McGeehan has signed a new two-year contract at Carrow Road.

The 19-year-old has been a regular with the club's under-21s side and spent time on loan at Luton Town last season as the Hatters stormed to The Conference title.

McGeehan impressed while on loan at Luton Town last season. Credit: PA

Luton boss John Still made no secret of his desire to lure McGeehan back to Kenilworth Road recently, but his hopes of landing the Northern Irishman on a permanent deal will have been dealt a blow by today's news.

“We spoke to them (Norwich) and the amount of money they wanted was not for this level.

I know he plays for Norwich, but he’s a Luton player and is certainly someone if we could, we would."

– John Still, Luton Town Manager

McGeehan is yet to make a senior appearance for the Canaries, but he did make the bench in a League Cup win over Crawley Town earlier this season.


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

Former Norwich City star Drury calls time on professional career

Adam Drury at his testimonial in 2012. Credit: PA

Former Norwich City star Adam Drury has announced his retirement from professional football.

The left-back was a regular for the Canaries for over a decade after joining from Peterborough United in a £500,000 deal in 2001.

Drury captained Norwich to promotion to the Premier League in 2003/04 and was handed a testimonial by the club in 2012.

Drury was Norwich's left back for over a decade. Credit: PA

He has now decided to call time on his career at the age of 36 after failing to find a new club following his release by Leeds United this summer.

“After 18 years living my childhood dream of being a professional footballer the time has come to call it a day and retire.

I have to say a massive thank you to the clubs, staff and fans that I have been lucky enough to play for and in front of. It has been a privilege.

It has been a magical journey so far and as one door closes another opens. Let the new adventures begin!”

– Adam Drury

News of the retirement also sparked a number of comments from former teammates on Twitter.

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