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13 September 2018

Injury for Wales international puts decision on hold for now

Paul Hurst has confirmed interest in adding James Collins to his squad but any decision is on hold until the Wales international recovers from injury.

The 35-year-old former Aston Villa and West Ham defender has been training with Town during the international break but is now out with a hamstring problem that is expected to keep him on the sidelines for a week or two.

“It’s something we will keep an eye on and is of interest but he has a niggle in his hamstring so he’s not training at the moment,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“He’s got a physio helping him back where he lives so for the moment, things are on hold. It’s not a done deal, it’s not off the table but I can’t justify to anyone signing someone who is not ready to train as yet.

“The option is there to look at bringing someone in as a free agent but it has to be the right player.

“What we are not doing is scouring to see who is out there, wasting endless hours to come up with a player and saying ‘let’s sign him’.

“I’m happy with the squad we’ve got but if James is fit and wants to join us - and he has liked what he has seen - it’s something we would look at.”      

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