Jim: There is no split in my squad

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton today quashed reports that he has identified certain players that can leave the club.Trouble is brewing over a player meeting called by Magilton that didn't include the likes of club captain Richard Naylor, Alex Bruce, Pablo Counago, Jon Stead, Tommy Miller, Kevin Lisbie and loan signings Moritz Volz and Darren Ambrose and has to led to speculation that their futures at Portman Road are in doubt.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton today quashed reports that he has identified certain players that can leave the club.

Trouble is brewing over a player meeting called by Magilton that didn't include the likes of club captain Richard Naylor, Alex Bruce, Pablo Counago, Jon Stead, Tommy Miller, Kevin Lisbie and loan signings Moritz Volz and Darren Ambrose and has to led to speculation that their futures at Portman Road are in doubt.

Magilton said today: “It is a storm in a teacup and contrary to reports elsewhere there is no question of players having their future at this club put in doubt.


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“The meeting was not a secret one and there are a lot of negative stories being written about us at the moment.

“I wanted to make some points about the desire and passion I would like to see at this club, something that can be lost when talking to a bigger group,

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“The same discussions I have had with other players at other times.

“There is no way I have singled out any player or players and I believe in the team ethos with the only way to success being as team.

“I am adamant we will be successful and do that as a team.”

There have been notes about an apparent disharmony on website message boards since the 2-0 defeat at Norwich City on December 7, and caution has to be observed with these messages as they often get exaggerated.

Counago has signed a three-year contract recently, and it would mean Magilton bringing in virtually a whole new team to replace those he is alleged to have no more faith in.

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