Jewell plots keeper capture

Boss keen to avoid temporary keepers with 24-hour recalls

Paul Jewell: Targeting a new keeper in the summer

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell is looking for a new permanent goalkeeper this summer as he starts planning for next season.

Four different players have worn the gloves for Town this term, with David Stockdale and Alex McCarthy having seen loan spells cut short by their parent clubs.

Jewell is keen to avoid that situation again next term as he plots a promotion push for the Tractor Boys.

He said: "We want to avoid that situation with temporary keepers. It's been a tough one. We want to go with a permanent one next year if we can or if we get a loan make sure there's no 24-hour recall.

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"We want to avoid that situation with temporary keepers. It's been a tough one. We want to go with a permanent one next year if we can or if we get a loan make sure there's no 24-hour recall."

Paul Jewell

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"We are looking. We're looking all over for players, and certainly we've been at the mercy of other people.

"It's galling enough if our player gets injured, that's part of football, but when the number two or three gets injured and they get called back, it's far from ideal.

"I think this season has been a bit tough for the goalkeepers because we were always waiting for Stocky to get called back and now Alex has been called back."

Jewell opted against adding another loanee before the deadline last month and is confident Arran Lee-Barrett and Richard Wright will be fine until the end of the season.

"Arran and Richard are both decent goalkeepers. I'm not panicking because they're playing."