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Pennington completes Hurst’s dozen as he signs on loan from Everton... and takes the No.5 shirt

PUBLISHED: 17:43 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:44 31 August 2018

Ipswich Town are working on a deal to sign Matthew Pennington on loan from Everton before the deadline. Picture: PA

Ipswich Town are working on a deal to sign Matthew Pennington on loan from Everton before the deadline. Picture: PA

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Ipswich Town have completed the signing of Matthew Pennington on loan from Everton.

The central defender, who can also play as a right back, joins on loan for the rest of the season and has taken the vacant No.5 shirt at Portman Road.

He will train with his new team-mates for the first time tomorrow and is eligible to make his debut in Sunday’s East Anglian derby against Norwich.

The 23-year-old spent last season on loan in the Championship with Leeds United, while he has also had temporary spells with Tranmere, Walsall and Coventry.

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He has made seven Premier League appearances for the Toffees.

Leeds, Blackburn and Wigan are said to have shown an interest in Pennington this summer, with the defender signing a new three-year contract with Everton as recently as May.

Pennington becomes the sixth loanee in manager Paul Hurst’s squad, with only five able to be included in a matchday squad. There is provision for Janoi Donacien’s loan from Accrington Stanley to be made permanent outside the transfer window for £750,000, once work permit issues have been resolved.

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