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Ipswich Town linked with loan move for ex-Leeds United striker



Blackburn Rovers striker Luke Varney is being linked with a loan move to Championship rivals Ipswich Town, according to TWTD.

Varney is a target for Ipswich Town

Varney is a target for Ipswich Town

The former Leeds United forward has fallen down the pecking order at Ewood Park and saw a temporary switch to Millwall break down close to the end of the January transfer window.

The 32-year-old, who joined Rovers on a one-year deal last summer after being released by Leeds, is also attracting interest from Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday.

Varney started his career at non-league Quorn whilst working as a quality controller at a factory in Leicestershire before being snapped up for £50,000 by Crewe Alexandra in 2003.

He went on to score 27 goals in 95 appearances for the Railwaymen before completing a £2million move to Charlton Athletic in May 2007.

After making 57 appearances, scoring 10 goals for the Addicks, the striker moved on to Derby County for £1 million in January 2009 after a loan spell but he had an indifferent time at Pride Park, making just 12 appearances, and spent the majority of time out on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and Blackpool.

Varney joined Portsmouth in July 2011 for £750,000 but only lasted a season at Fratton Park due to the club’s financial crisis at the time. He scored six times in 30 appearances for Pompey.

He was brought to Leeds by former manager Neil Warnock in July 2012 for a £200,000 fee and despite making 45 appearances in two years at Elland Road, it was largely an unhappy spell in West Yorkshire with accusations of refusing to play by Warnock’s predecessor Brian McDermott.

Varney was released by the Whites last summer but gained a contract at Blackburn after a loan spell at the Lancashire side in the latter half of last season.

Ipswich are currently 4th in the Sky Bet Championship and are just two points off leaders Bournemouth but both Derby and Middlesbrough, who are above them in the league, have a game in hand over the Tractor Boys.

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