Magilton's not envious of Baggies cash

EVEN though Tony Mowbray brought in 13 new players for this season, costing him around £13m, Town boss Jim Magilton is not envious.Magilton didn't spend a penny in transfer fees on the three players he signed for this year's Championship campaign.

EVEN though Tony Mowbray brought in 13 new players for this season, costing him around £13m, Town boss Jim Magilton is not envious.

Magilton didn't spend a penny in transfer fees on the three players he signed for this year's Championship campaign.

Former Town captain Mowbray, along with his assistant Mark Venus, needed to make radical changes to his West Brom side after dissention in the dressing room upset the harmony.

So they shipped out £25million worth of talent including big names like Jason Koumas, Diomansky Kamara, Curtis Davies and Paul McShane - all Premiership performers.

Magilton off-loaded Lewis Price for £220,000 and the sell on money from Darren Bent's transfer along with a premier league handout was all he had to spend.

But Magilton is not griping about his limited budget, as he knew all along what Ipswich's financial situation was.

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He said: “It doesn't enter my head how much they have and how they can go out and get who they want.

“I know the parameters I have to work to and I will get the players I want within my reach.”

While Town are targeting a play-off place at best, West Brom are expected to be challenging for automatic promotion but Magilton is sure they can handle the pressure.

He said: “Tony and Mark came in to great expectations last year and it is never easy with a new manager and transitional period.

“They are strong all over but will be judged on what they do this year rather than what happened last season. They know that and are more than capable of handling that.

“It was a great grounding at Hibs where they produced good sides and got a lot of plaudits. I'm sure this will prove to be a good move and Tony is already regarded as one of the brightest young managers in the game.”

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