Inverness manager Terry Butcher quashes rumours he is set to take over at Ipswich

Terry Butcher: Says Ipswich link 'is paper talk'

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Inverness manager Terry Butcher has dismissed reports linking him with the vacant position at Ipswich Town.

Butcher, who played for the Suffolk side for 10 years before joining Rangers in 1986, has taken Caledonian Thistle to fifth place in the Scottish Premier League.

Ipswich are looking for a new boss following the departure of Paul Jewell, but the former England defender is refusing to comment on his chances of taking the hot seat at Portman Road.

"This is just paper talk and speculation," said Butcher, who has had previous spells in charge of Sunderland, Motherwell and Brentford.

"It's one of my old clubs, the club I started playing with, so it's nice to be mentioned in terms of that but that's all it is, just paper talk."

Meanwhile, Butcher has confirmed club captain Richie Foran will sit out this weekend's home game against in-form St Johnstone with a knee injury.

"Richie will probably be out for a couple of weeks," he added. "He is making progress but it's slow and sure."