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Ronan Murray left in limbo as Swindon loan deal ends

08:28 15 January 2012

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Ronan Murray

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YOUNG Ipswich striker Ronan Murray has admitted he is “stuck in the middle” as Swindon Town look to thrash out a deal with the Blues.

Murray has now returned to Town after a successful loan spell which yielded two goals in 10 appearances.

Robins boss Paolo Di Canio last week admitted he would like to sign the striker and Paul Jewell seems likely to sanction a permanent move – if the price is right.

Intriguingly, the Town manager might look to use Murray as a makeweight for any move for Swindon winger Matt Ritchie.

The highly-rated 21-year-old further enhanced his reputation yesterday with a brace in Swindon’s 2-1 at Rotherham.

After Jewell yesterday revealed he had made bids for three unnamed players from two clubs, internet speculation linked him with Ritchie and team-mate Paul Caddis, who has also impressed this season.

It remains to be seen whether they are the duo Jewell has gone in for and how this affects Murray’s own future.

But the young Town striker last night tweeted: “Now going back to Ipswich because my loan is up today. The clubs are talking at the minute so I’m stuck in the middle!!.”

* Realistically, who would you like Jewell to sign in the January transfer window? Let us know your thoughts below

6 comments

  • Pencil Pete, struck a bit of interest in the PJ camp here, 2 questions though, (1) does he come with a big bill and (2) Will he fly off during the summer?

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    Vélo Rider

    Monday, January 16, 2012

  • My Old Sunday morning pub team had a striker whose nickname was Sparrow because he had a pointy nose and long gangly legs, unfortunately 'Sparrow' has one or two weaknesses - He can't head the ball, he can't dribble, he can't finish and he gets knocked off the ball a little too easily and he has a record of 1 goal in 7 years - and that was an attempted cross that got caught up in the wind. In fact when 12 players turn up 'Sparrow' reverts to the role of PlayerLinesman. Judging by the standard of player Ipswich Town have been signing lately though 'Sparrow' is just the ticket, Roy Keane would have offered £2.75m for this guy and sold the entire youth team off to fund the move, However I expect Paul Jewell to sign him on loan for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent move in the summer just after 'Sparrow' has celebrated his 38th Birthday. You heard it here first !!

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    Pencil Pete

    Sunday, January 15, 2012

  • Ba,Rooney and VanPersie

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    max ward

    Sunday, January 15, 2012

  • Perhaps , with the performances of hyam and carson of late , jewell , will think again about letting murray go to swindon . Priskin and Ellington need to be shown the door but this young man has hardly been given much of a chance to show what he can do and is surely worth another contract?

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    KEVIN FRANCIS

    Sunday, January 15, 2012

  • A rousing chorus of "Where are the boy's of the old brigade" at the next home game please. Having seen a 38 year old Blackpool player come on and take us apart he would no doubt take it as a satisfied comment by our supporters on his selection of our comparative youngsters Bullard Bowyer et al.

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    JOHN BURLS

    Sunday, January 15, 2012

  • I totally agree with Kevin Francis. We have been wanting Hyam and Carson in the tean for ages, and they have at last been given a run and done very well. Even Andy Drury is performing. This should tell PJ something. We do indeed need to give Ronan Murray another contract and a run in the team to show what he can do. He can hardly do any worse than most of our other strikers. Keep Murray and Scotland, and sell Priskin and Ellington. For me, the jury is still out regarding Daryl Murphy.

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    nsc283b

    Sunday, January 15, 2012

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