Royle moves to keep loan trio

JOE Royle today confirmed his desire to sign all three loan stars on a permanent basis, but admitted: "It's all down to finance."We may be out of administration, but things are still tight.

JOE Royle today confirmed his desire to sign all three loan stars on a permanent basis, but admitted: "It's all down to finance.

"We may be out of administration, but things are still tight. We have to be very careful."

The Ipswich boss plans to set the ball rolling "in seven to ten days" with a view to signing Chris Bart-Williams, Alan Mahon and Shefki Kuqi, all of whom have made a considerable impact at Portman Road.

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