Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna is ready throw deadline day striker signing Kieffer Moore straight into the action at Preston North End tomorrow.

The experienced Welsh international completed his loan switch from Premier League club AFC Bournemouth at 7.15pm and trained with his new teammates for the first time this morning.

Moore last started a game on January 6 and has been limited to little more than 500 minutes of game time for club and country this season.

Asked if the 6ft 5in front man was ready to make his (second) Blues debut at Deepdale, with more than 3,500 away fans set to be in attendance for a 12th-v-second Championship clash, McKenna replied: "He'll be involved. How many minutes he plays we'll have to decide.

"He just arrived last night and we haven't trained much this morning because we've got a long travel later, but on the other hand he's been playing some minutes lately and he's a fit and robust man. We'll look to get him involved straight away."

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On landing a player who has scored 43 goals at Championship level, the Blues boss said: "It's one the club worked hard on for a while. When it goes down to the last day there's always a little bit of trepidation, but thankfully it got done.

"He's a really experienced, high calibre player. He's the profile of striker that we felt we really needed to add to the squad with George Hirst's injury. He gives us that physical presence on the top line. He's a very good character and professional as well and he knows a lot of the players here from previous clubs. Hopefully he'll be able to settle in pretty quickly."

Asked if he felt his team would have to adapt their playing style slightly given Moore's strength in the air, McKenna replied: "You're always trying to have variety in your playing squad because that helps you to have variety in your play, especially your attacking play. I think that's something we've done well over the last 12 months - having different ways to threaten teams.

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"Kieffer adds some physical presence with his back to goal and some aerial presence in the box - I think you could say he's a specialist in those areas. My belief is always that we have to adapt to the quality of the players and utilise their best attributes while still staying true to our beliefs about how we want to play and how we want an Ipswich team to look.

"With Kieffer, with Jeremy (Sarmiento), with Ali (Al-Hamidi), our new forward players, we'll do our best to set the team up to bring out their best attributes. The three of them are definitely bringing different attributes to the squad."