IPSWICH Town have signed Hull City striker Aaron McLean on loan until the end of the season after the striker’s move to Millwall was called off.

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Having failed to make the Tiger’s 18-man squad for the last two games, the 29-year-old had been subject to interest from the Lions this week.

However, it’s understood that manager Steve Bruce was not keen to allow his player to join a side that are just nine points behind his own second-place outfit.

Blues boss Mick McCarthy quickly stepped in to strengthen his front line, having seen DJ Campbell – scorer of 10 goals in 17 games – return to parent club QPR and target man Tyrone Barnett having seen a recent loan switch from Peterborough United cut short through injury.

In addition, Nottingham Forest striker David McGoldrick – scorer of 17 goals in 22 league games during a recent loan spell at League One side David McGoldrick – has also joined on loan until the end of the season with view to a permanent move.

Having started out in non-league, London-born McLean made his name at Peterborough, scoring 67 goals in 148 appearances, helping them earn promotion to League One and forming a deadly partnership with Craig Mackail-Smith.

A £1.3m move to Hull followed in the 2011 January transfer window, but while he won over fans with his work-rate a return of nine goals in 76 games has seen him slip down the pecking order following the arrivals of Sone Aluko and Nick Proschwitz.

Without a goal since October 6, McLean has started just one of the last 14 games and has failed to make the squad for the last two matches. He still has 18-months left on his deal at the KC Stadium and Hull would be looking to recuperate as much of their £1.3m outlay should he move on permanently this summer.

Meanwhile, Tranmere Rovers defender Zoumana Bakayogo has also been linked with a Town switch.

5 comments

  • Hahahahahaha Ged Scott you sad, sad budgie. Under a good manager both McLean and McGoldrick are more than capable of doing very impressive jobs and I think these are good and necessary signings.

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    Paul The Alien

    Friday, January 4, 2013

  • ged scott is still spouting the same old sad bitter and twisted budgie drivvel i notice nothing changes there then lol

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    Seaside Sam

    Friday, January 4, 2013

  • Ged Scott - simply right click on your text and select copy. Then right click into any further comment box, right click again and select paste. This should save you about five minutes each day. You could use this extra time to relieve yourself of the frustration you suffer.

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    72alwaysblue

    Friday, January 4, 2013

  • 2 good loan signings, but I have too feel sorry for both copra and Scotland not being giving a proper run in the team, maybe it's curtains for both of those 2?

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    james

    Friday, January 4, 2013

  • Maccarthy is still signing championship rejects I notice so nothing changes there then lol

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    ged scott

    Friday, January 4, 2013

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