Town attracting new investors

IPSWICH Town's surge into contention for a return to the Premiership has sparked interest from would-be investors.Joe Royle's in-form side surged into fifth place in the First Division with an amazing 4-3 win at Crystal Palace.

By Dave Allard

IPSWICH Town's surge into contention for a return to the Premiership has sparked interest from would-be investors.

Joe Royle's in-form side surged into fifth place in the First Division with an amazing 4-3 win at Crystal Palace.

That was their EIGHTH victory in nine Nationwide League contests and leaves Ipswich firmly among the contenders for a return to the top flight – just five weeks after they were rock bottom of the table.

The Blues only came out of administration in the summer but are now courting several possible candidates to help bankroll the operation even more.

Shefki Kuqi, the Finland

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international on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, hit a late winner in a pulsating match at Selhurst Park that saw the Blues come back from 2-0 down.

And watching last night's match were business people who may be set to ease Town's

cashflow situation and also

diehard fans who can't wait to dip into their savings when the club's share issue is launched later this year.

One fan, a company owner, said after the seven-goal thriller: "I am certainly interested in investing what I consider to be a fair amount.

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