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Ipswich Town owner makes contact with EFL rivals

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Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has been speaking to Peterborough United’s director of football Barry Fry, as revealed in a series of tweets by Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

Ipswich began life in League One with a 1-0 win away at Burton Albion this weekend, but it’s believed Paul Lambert is still on the hunt for fresh talent as he plots an immediate return to the Championship.

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It seems he’s being aided by Tractor Boys owner Marcus Evans, although MacAnthony was coy when talk switched to possible transfer business.

He was asked on Twitter if there was any likelihood of business between the two sides, to which he replied; “I do know Marcus was on phone with Barry yesterday having a chat. And I do know he is looking to sign some players for your manager.”

That led to another question, this time around specific players, to which he left a tantalising hint hanging in the air.

“Think he was picking Bazs brain and chewing the fat & more,” replied MacAnthony.

Peterborough have a number of players left on the transfer list, with Mark O’Hara and Isaac Buckley-Ricketts two who look to have little future at London Road.

Posh got off to the worst possible start this weekend, going down 3-1 at home to Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town.

The Verdict

Love him or loathe him, MacAnthony will always tell you something on Twitter. Whether it’s the truth or not, that’s another question, but he’s great for news sites and rumours as he’s always willing to drop player names, team names or even broad hints like this.

There is a chance Ipswich could be interested in Mark O’Hara; Jordan Roberts and Danny Rowe both played with him at Lincoln last season and he could fill in at centre back or in midfield.

I can’t see them looking at Buckley-Ricketts, nor Callum Cooke, as both are similar to players the Tractor Boys already have.

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