Don't rule out Town signing a keeper

IPSWICH Town signing a goalkeeper before the transfer window closing cannot be ruled out.Blues manager Jim Magilton has already had a look at German-based American keeper Kenneth Kronholm with the 22-year-old having a trial at Portman Road last month.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Town signing a goalkeeper before the transfer window closing cannot be ruled out.

Blues manager Jim Magilton has already had a look at German-based American keeper Kenneth Kronholm with the 22-year-old having a trial at Portman Road last month.

And he took his goalkeeping coach Andy Rhodes to Scotland with him to watch the Dundee United versus Hearts Scottish Premier League game last Wednesday.

Polish keeper Grzegorz Szamotulski, 31, was in the Dundee United side and the 6ft 2in has made it clear that he does not see himself playing in Scotland for the remainder of his career.

He has been linked with a number of clubs, including Ipswich although Magilton has said that he was not specifically watching the keeper when north of the border last week.

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It is no secret that Magilton was keen on bringing former England keeper Richard Wright back to Ipswich last summer, but the ex-Arsenal and Everton man opted to be understudy to Robert Green at West Ham.

In the end he signed Scottish international Neil Alexander from Cardiff, and the 29-year-old has been an ever present since.

Magilton could still feel that he wants to strengthen his goalkeeping position, with 20-year-old Shane Supple given very few starts since Magilton took over from Joe Royle in the summer of 2006.

A wide midfield player and an experienced central defender are also on Magilton's shopping list as he looks to improve his team's away performances in the Coca-Cola Championship.

“We have come close and know we will soon collect that elusive away win,” said Magilton. “And when we do I can see it snowballing.

“Having the right desire, mental approach and quality is what is needed, and we are working hard on that.”

Meanwhile, Ipswich are not actively looking to offload winger Gary Roberts signed from Accrington last January, but they will certainly listen to any offers whether permanent or loan.

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