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Andrews Talks Continue
Andrews Talks Continue
Tuesday, 2nd Aug 2011 22:49

Blackburn’s Republic of Ireland international midfielder Keith Andrews looks set to complete his season-long loan move to Town in the next couple of days. TWTD understands the 30-year-old has already been at Portman Road to talk to manager Paul Jewell with the clubs currently negotiating the terms of the deal.

Andrews has opted to move to the Blues ahead of a number of other interested Championship sides, including Leeds United and Nottingham Forest, having been impressed with what Jewell had to say when they met.

Town and Blackburn were in talks regarding the terms of the loan today with the discussions set to continue on Wednesday. The deal looks likely to be concluded well in time for the Dubliner to line-up for the Blues when they visit Bristol City for the opening game of the season on Saturday.

Andrews is contracted to Blackburn until 2013 but made only three starts and three sub appearances last season and is not in manager Steve Kean’s plans for the season ahead.

Meanwhile, former loanee Rory Fallon has joined Yeovil Town on a short-term deal having left Plymouth at the end of last season.

Ex-Town midfielder David Cawley is on trial back home in Ireland with Dundalk having been released by the Blues at the end of last season.

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BlueMaverick added 22:54 - Aug 2
Excellent news, looks like another one in and if done tomorrow, still gives us 48 hours to wrap up a defender!

pazelle added 22:54 - Aug 2
I hope this chopping and changin works. Even if he signs, I don't think he should be chucked straight in on Sat. I do rate the player but the team is what's important and we should try and let the pre-season XI gel a bit.

Oh, and 2 up front please Jewell we have nothing to fear in this division! Especially away to Bristol City*!

*Except Brett Pitman

Sindre94 added 22:57 - Aug 2
Very exciting! COYB

Lennyboy added 22:58 - Aug 2
Only 88 hours and counting until kick off!!! Can't wait. COYB.

GTRKing added 23:01 - Aug 2
well done good player bought him on fifa 11

cammeray added 23:05 - Aug 2
I like it. Ipswich now marked on my coupon for an away win on the opening weekend.

RYITFC added 23:05 - Aug 2
Sign him up permanently, You could get him for £1 Mil, Otherwise we will have the same problem next year and will have to rebuild again.

Great addition though even if only a loan.

statto72 added 23:06 - Aug 2
I notice he's down as an Ipswich player on wikipedia!

dreblue added 23:07 - Aug 2
Would be a good signing - however, all this tells me that we will be set up with Andrews, Bowyer and Leadbitter (captain) in central midfield. Which clearly says 4-5-1 to me!! I HATE it when we play that formation as it wont get the best out of chopra, JET or priskin!I can MAYBE understand why we play it away from home but at HOME - NEVER!!!! ha! COYB!!

GTRKing added 23:10 - Aug 2
look we buy in jan or nxt season after transfers done sort contracts out then i be happy

itfc94 added 23:10 - Aug 2
scrap leadbitter and play andrews with bowyer.


leewheel added 23:12 - Aug 2
No Bullard now then....

Lennyboy added 23:12 - Aug 2
The Mail Online are already calling him a "Tractor Boy".

Mark added 23:20 - Aug 2
Good news. I too wonder where they will all fit in, and surely we won't play one-up-front with Chopra, JET and Ellington brought in to join Scotland and Priskin. Chopra and JET at least have to start, don't they?!

As for Fallon, that was another lucky escape. Has Keane stayed in charge we would have paid a fee to bring him to Ipswich!

BluEGonZo added 23:23 - Aug 2
edwards delaney ingamarson cresswell
bowyer leadbitter
JET Martin
more 433 approach maybe not away from home but it loooks exciting to me??

AFCC added 23:24 - Aug 2
Why does it have to be 4-5-1? Why not 4-3-3 will JET & Duke either side of Chopra, I can't wait! COYB!!!

EmilyJones added 23:28 - Aug 2
Another year loan player, oh dear and when are we going to get someone to partner Chopra.

marcus139 added 23:30 - Aug 2
Dreblue please, tell me about the intricacies of 4 5 1? Tell me why it shouldnt work with chopra? 4 4 2 is an old english system that wins nothing. No side that wins anything plays it. Jeez.

jert16 added 23:34 - Aug 2
completely agree with your line up bluegonzo.. it is a 4.5.1 but with jet and martin on the wings we have creativity! Gives bowyer more of a licence to get forward as well. I think it is a quality side, with the likes of carson on the bench, cant be bad!

TractorRoyNo1 added 23:36 - Aug 2
team selection will be by tombola

alexharban added 23:39 - Aug 2
Good player but i think a 442 would get the best out of chopra and jet

Blue_75 added 23:40 - Aug 2
A good addition but I am also concerned that this means 1 up front. Chopra should be partnered by JET, Duke or Priskin.
From what I've seen of Martin recently he'd be one of the first names on the team sheet. My preferred team (certainly at home) would be:

Edwards Ingimarsson Delaney Cresswell
Carson Martin
Chopra JET


marcus139 added 23:43 - Aug 2
Bluegonzo, i like that line up! Hard to beat in this league is first, then you need quality going forward. I see that!

Blue_75 added 23:43 - Aug 2
Damn formatting didn't like my diamond midfield!!

marcus139 added 23:44 - Aug 2
Blmey, now a Slovenian right back. Not like karic i hope!

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