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3 Ipswich Town transfers in or out that could happen next month



Ipswich Town are facing a hugely important period in the run-up to the January transfer window with them needing to come to a final decision on who should take over as their next permanent manager.

The Tractor Boys clearly need some help in terms of coaching and getting the squad to have more confidence and belief in their own abilities. That was evident in Ipswich’s shock FA Cup defeat away against League Two Barrow on Wednesday night. It is clear now that a new manager has to be in place as soon as possible to get them going in the right direction again.

There was a significant outlay spent by Ipswich in the summer transfer window as the new owners pushed hard to try and showcase their ambition to take the club forwards and into the Championship.

However, so far a number of their high-profile summer arrivals have failed to impress and deliver what was expected from them.

That means that Ipswich could well need to be active once again in January to provide the new manager with some of the players that he wants to add to the squad.

Getting their recruitment right in the winter window has to be a clear priority for the Tractor Boys now and they have to avoid rushing into bringing just anyone through the door.

With that all in mind, we take a look at THREE transfers that could happen at Ipswich when the window reopens next month…

Kasey Palmer to potentially arrive

Ipswich have at times this season struggled for some creativity at vital times during matches. That is something that would not have been anticipated in the summer when they brought in the likes of Scott Fraser, Louie Barry, Conor Chaplin and Kyle Edwards to name just a few, but in reality that is how it has proven out so far this term.

According to the latest report from Bristol World, Palmer has emerged on Ipswich’s transfer radar heading into the winter window. That comes with the attacking midfielder struggling for regular starts with Bristol City so far this season under Nigel Pearson, that means that he could be keen to potentially move on from Ashton Gate and go somewhere he will be a major part of the side.

Palmer would have to be prepared to take the step down to League One though and he might well take some convincing to do that.

However, Mark Ashton showed that he could convince players to take the step down to League One from the Championship in the summer, and so you would not bet against him being able to do the same again with the attacking midfielder.

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Christian Walton to make Ipswich departure

One summer singing that could potentially be set to depart Portman Road in January is goalkeeper Christian Walton. That comes with a recent report from The Sun suggesting that the keeper’s parent club Brighton could be ready to recall him from his loan spell at the League One club so that they can find a potential buyer from the Championship for him.

Walton has been a good performer for Ipswich since he arrived on loan from Brighton and he has been able to make their number one position his own. Overall, the keeper has managed to average three saves per game and recorded two clean sheets in his 11 league appearances for the Tractor Boys.

The keeper has admitted to the East Anglian Daily Times that he is enjoying his football during his loan spell at Portman Road. However, he also revealed that he does not have much of an impact over whether he will be recalled or not by Brighton during the January transfer window.

Scott Fraser to make premature Portman Road exit

Another one of Ipswich’s summer signings that could also be about to move on from the club during the January transfer window is Scott Fraser.

That comes with the latest report from Daily Record suggesting that the attacker has emerged as a potential target for Swansea City in the winter window as the Swans aim to bolster their creative options.

Fraser has been able to demonstrate some of his quality for Ipswich since he made the move from MK Dons in the summer, with him managing to fire home one goal and provide two assists in his 15 League One appearances. However, more would have been expected from him after he had produced a return of 14 goals and six assist for MK Dons in 44 league appearances last term.

Russell Martin is the obvious connection here between Swansea and Fraser with him having got the best out of him during his time in charge of MK Dons.

It could be that the chance to take the step up to the Championship and reunite with his former boss is something that is too good for the 26-year-old to turn down when the winter window opens.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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