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5 February 2021

First-team coach on loan arrivals and opportunity for Brett north of the border

Matt Gill is confident Troy Parrott and Luke Matheson will be two good loan signings for Town.

The pair arrived from Tottenham Hotspur and Wolves respectively, and could be in line to make their debuts tomorrow afternoon against Blackpool.

Both Luke and Troy will be with Blues until the end of the season.

"Troy and Luke should be two good signings for the Club," Matt told iFollow Ipswich.

"They will strengthen us and there is far more competition for places now. Hopefully we can take that into the second half of the season.

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"Luke is an energetic right-back who burst on to the scene with Rochdale. He's trained with us this week and has a fantastic attitude.

"Troy has excellent pedigree and I've been lucky enough to watch him a few times with Spurs U23s. Plus he already has international experience with Republic of Ireland. It will be good to have him and Luke as part of the group.

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"We're not the only club that had to look down the loan route. What's happened in the last 10 or 11 months has dictated things and the salary cap, added to the pandemic, has obviously brought about some difficulties.

"We're pretty maxed out in terms of the salary cap so we had to adjust and try to be clever with what we did in the transfer market.

"I feel like we've done that and we've probably done the best business we possibly could."

Departing the Club on deadline day was Brett McGavin, with the midfielder joining Scottish Championship side Ayr United on loan for the remainder of the campaign, and Gilly believes the move should be a good opportunity for the 21-year-old.

"I'm really pleased for Brett," he said.

"Brett has played a few games for us this season and has done really well. There's not one path way to get into the first-team, though, so people go down different routes.

"This is an opportunity for him to play regular first-team football and hopefully everything goes well for him and then we'll see the benefit of his move when he returns."

The full interview with Gilly is available to watch on iFollow Ipswich.

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