Jim Could Leave on Loan
Tuesday, 21st Feb 2006 09:04
Boss Joe Royle says he would allow skipper Jim Magilton to leave the club on loan for the remainder of the season if the Northern Irishman was keen on a switch. Last month, Magilton said he felt he could move on from Portman Road before his contract is up at the end of June.
Royle denied newspaper speculation linking the 36-year-old with a return to Sheffield Wednesday or a link-up with Nottingham Forest but says loan offers will be considered: "If something did come up then we would do what is right for Jim. If something appealed and he wanted to go out then we would not stand in his way.
"Equally, we are not pushing Jim out of this club in any shape. He is still our skipper and as we have seen at Crewe and Wolves in the past week, can still offer us a great deal."
Magilton may play for the reserves against Coventry City at Portman Road tonight (KO 7pm).
One man who won't be in Steve McCall's side is Jaime Peters. The Canadian youngster is out for two weeks after injuring his knee in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Wolves.
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