Date: 17th January 2011 at 1:31pm
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Plymouth Argyle striker Rory Fallon has returned to Home Park after his loan deal with Ipswich Town was terminated a week early.

Frontman Fallon was one of Roy Keane’s last signings at Ipswich having brought the 28-year-old to Portman Road in November. The New Zealand international, for whom Keane was believed to have agreed a provisional fee with the Pilgrims, had been due to return on 22 January. However, it appears he does not fit into the plans of new manager Paul Jewell and has therefore been allowed to return to his parent club this week.

Fallon’s exit does not come as a big surprise to Town fans, many of whom had questioned the signing of the striker in the first place. Having scored the only goal of his loan spell against Coventry City on New Years Day however, some had warmed to him a little, particularly for his ability to win aerial challenges. Nevertheless, further inward and outward movement of playing staff is expected this January as Jewell looks to make the squad his own.

One player who won’t be coming to Ipswich however is Mikele Leigertwood. The QPR midfielder, who had been on loan with Reading since November, was linked with a possible move to Town before Keane’s exit. However, Royals manager Brian McDermott has managed to secure an extension on the Antiguan international’s loan deal until the end of the season.

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