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Ipswich Town sign defender

Ipswich Town have signed Patrick Kisnorbo on a month’s loan from Championship rivals Leeds United.

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McCarthy 'delighted' to have Kisnorbo

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he's delighted to have defender Patrick Kisnorbo available to play in Saturday's FA Cup tieat Aston Villa. The 32 year-old Australian International has joined the 'Blues on loan for a month from Championship rivals Leeds United.

McCarthy says Kisnorbo's arrival couldn't be better timed, with defender Luke Chambers under treatment for a broken nose suffered in training. 'I've seen him play at Leicester, I know he's a good competitor, he's a good defender, a good character to have around the place.

Everybody speaks highly of him.'

Patrick Kisnorbo Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

'He has been injured a while back but he's got himself fit and has played in some Under 21 games and has trained every day. He's another one that hasn't been playing but he's come in and I'm delighted that we've got him available. Beforehand I only had Luke Chambers and Tommy Smith as centre-backs'.

McCarthy also confirmed that goalkeeper Scott Loach and defender Elliott Hewitt will play at Villa Park. West Ham goalkeeper Stephen Henderson and Blackburn full back Bradley Orr haven't been given permission to play in the cup tie by their parent clubs.

Andy Drury will also miss the game through illness.

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