Date: 15th October 2010 at 8:41pm
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After many months of speculation, Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback has finally rejoined Ipswich Town on loan until January.

Colback, who was voted Town’s Players’ Player of the Season for 2009/10 after an excellent campaign on loan at Portman Road, has been in Roy Keane’s sights ever since returning to parent club Sunderland at the end of last season. The Ipswich boss revealed on Thursday that he was on the verge of bringing in a loanee, with Colback among the possible targets we mentioned yesterday. Despite many suggestions from both Keane and Steve Bruce that the 20-year-old was likely to remain in the North-East, it seems the Sunderland boss has now decided to give Colback another opportunity of first team football elsewhere – though it appears he still foresees a future for the youngster at the Stadium of Light.

‘Jack did very well at Ipswich last season and really enjoyed his time there,’ Bruce told the Sunderland Official Website. ‘This will give him a great opportunity to return and get some additional first team experience under his belt and we look forward to having him back in the New Year.’

However long Jack is back at Portman Road for, the move is likely to prove popular with the home fans. As rumours began to resurface about the midfielder’s possible return some weeks ago, our site poll revealed that the majority of fans would be very happy to see Colback return. He could quickly get his chance to remind the Portman Road crowd of his ability having been signed just in time to be named in the squad for Saturday’s Championship match against Coventry City.

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