Ipswich Town manager rules out loan move for Hull City striker

Matt Fryatt

Matt Fryatt - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has quashed speculation in the national media linking the Blues with a loan move for Hull City striker Matt Fryatt.

The 27-year-old who suffered a serious Achilles injury last season, is free to leave the Tigers on a temporary deal, and last week turned down a similar switch to Nottingham Forest.

Barnsley are also thought to be interested in the former Walsall and Leicester hitman but McCarthy has dismissed any idea that he may be set to bring the striker to Portman Road.

“It’s bonkers, nonsense,” said the Blues boss, whose side entertain Yeovil at Portman Road tomorrow night.

“I tried to sign Matt Fryatt years ago for Wolves, and Sunderland were looking at him (when McCarthy was manager), but no, not at all.

“Depending on who it was, if I brought a ‘name’ to the club who was used to playing in first teams, I would haver to play him.

“I amk not going to stick him on the bench and he would have to be playing well to get in our team at the moment which is a nice thing to have.”