Mclean Second Signing
Friday, 4th Jan 2013 12:56
Town have confirmed that Hull City striker Aaron Mclean has also joined the Blues on loan until the end of the season.
Town boss Mick McCarthy has long been a fan of 29-year-old Mclean and tried to sign him from Peterborough when he was boss at Wolves.
Mclean, who had been set to join Millwall as recently as yesterday before the Blues matched the terms offered by the Lions, hasn't featured for the Tigers since the start of December and has scored three times this season. He is contracted until the summer of 2014.
The Hammersmith-born striker started his career with Leyton Orient, before dropping into non-league with Aldershot and then Grays, with whom he made his name. He joined Peterborough in 2006 and moved on to Hull in January 2011.
The signings of Mclean, who will wear the number 25 shirt while with the Blues, and McGoldrick would appear to suggest that DJ Campbell, whose loan spell from QPR ended earlier in the week, won't be returning to the club.
Town are yet to receive confirmation that the new signings are available for tomorrow's FA Cup tie at Aston Villa.
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|cookra added 12:59 - Jan 4|
now this lad is a real power house.... are we seeing the end of Scotland????
|coyb99 added 13:01 - Jan 4|
|ruds added 13:02 - Jan 4|
Makes your head turn and hairs on the back of your neck stand up the news today! Can I suggest the GOOD OLD TIMES might not be too far from Portman Road???
|SouperJim added 13:03 - Jan 4|
Wow, great signing!
|DiamondGezzer added 13:03 - Jan 4|
Now that really is a case of not letting the grass grow under your feet. I also refer to my previous post.
|ruds added 13:03 - Jan 4|
SCOTLAND will be going to Preston on a FREE transfer!
|riley26 added 13:03 - Jan 4|
What on earth is going on? Identifying targets, keeping them secret and then just signing them up! I miss the agonising drawn out transfer window chases that inevitably fall through.
|HighgateBlue added 13:05 - Jan 4|
Yeah I think this is the end for Scotland (but I hope that DJ is not necessarily ruled out for a return just yet...).
Well done to Evans for backing a manager who is achieving, and well done to Clegg for getting the deals done so quickly.
|portman23 added 13:05 - Jan 4|
Think Mr Clegg deserves a POW as well....... POW!!!!
|skhall added 13:05 - Jan 4|
Welcome to the club. Hopefully he can turn it on instantly when we play Villa!
|Michael11 added 13:06 - Jan 4|
Delighted with these two signings, we've finally got some options up front. Think we may have to move Scotland on. Will be interesting to see if Chopra stays.
|joe9087 added 13:08 - Jan 4|
Really pleased to see deals sorted out so soon in the transfer window, much much better. Maybe Clegg/Evans are better for their experiences with Jewell before, well played to them!
Wonder if this signing is with a view to a permanent move like McGoldricks?
Maybe all this extra competition will get Chopra fired up and scoring again, either way it's great for the team as whole.
|We_hate_Norwich added 13:09 - Jan 4|
McLean is interesting.
Would have been over the moon a couple of seasons ago but the fact he has done nothing for Hull tells me something.
Hopefully it's just a case of getting some games and fitting into our style of play. Let's hope so because this could be very exciting for us. Another David Johnson type of effect would be most welcome!
|brockleyblueboy added 13:10 - Jan 4|
great work town. Raises the question was clegg to blame for lack of signings or was paul jewell like a woman on a hand bag shop umming and ahhhring and not making up her mind so clegg like any other man walks out the shop ;-)
Reckon Scotland will go and chopra (unless he puts in a shift tomorrow) wll be offloaded and we will splash the cash on dj. Heres hoping.
|alexharban added 13:11 - Jan 4|
Allways used to sign him on football manager, great minds think alike
|StowTractorBoy added 13:17 - Jan 4|
Career not been on fire lately but worth a punt and hopefully Mick and Terry Connor can get the best out of him. Does this double swoop meand no further interest in DJ Campbell - this would not surpise me as I'm sure DJ's package will not come cheap. Coluld it also be the end of the road for dear old Jason Scotland and the hapless Chopra ?
|Bluetone added 13:17 - Jan 4|
That there MM don't 'ang about do ee.
|reyes added 13:19 - Jan 4|
A 2nd signing!? This isn't the Ipswich way! ;)
|ebitfc added 13:21 - Jan 4|
Re ChrisMakin2012. Didn`t know he`d been ill!
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