Date: 16th January 2015 at 4:29pm
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The signing of former West Ham prodigy Freddy Sears is a step in the right direction in our quest to stay with the best in this division.

Talks are apparently ongoing too with Billy Sharp, who is out of favour with Leeds United and if we get him in as well, then this will be a remarkable couple of days for Ipswich Town football club!

Our manager has also highlighted the need to find reinforcements in the goalkeeping department and there was talk today that Lewis Price might return to the club until that is he signed on loan with Crawley until the end of the season.

There is no immediate need to panic there though and the gaffer has already addressed the most important issue in my view, by getting at least one new striker through the door.

It would indeed be ironic if we ended up poaching another Leeds striker, after acquiring Noel Hunt again only a few days ago.I have always liked Billy Sharp and we have tried and failed to get him on a number of occasions before, when Paul Jewell was the boss.

Leeds are in twenty first place and have just two points more than our opponents tomorrow Millwall and apart from a very leaky defence they seem to be struggling to score too which must be a concern.

I am happy with the inclusion of Sears in the squad for tomorrow. He is a talented player and a natural goalscorer and at 25 he could certainly keep McGoldrick and Murphy on their toes.

With fourteen goals to his name already this season with Colchester, he is bang in form again and I think he is an exciting prospect for the blues.

I would love to see Billy Sharp join us too because I think at the right club he could quickly resurrect his career and he won’t have forgotten that standing ovation he received at Portman Road when he lost his child in the same week he scored against us. At 28 he should be at the peak of his career right now!

After the disappointment of the last few days, there is light at the end of the players tunnel again and with Cole Skuse and Jay Tabb coming back into our midfield we have every chance of grabbing another three points at Millwall tomorrow.

Frank Weston – Editor of Vital Ipswich


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