As we approach the halfway mark of the Championship season, Ipswich sit ninth in the league and five points away from the play-offs.
Whilst Mick McCarthy’s men weren’t tipped to be mixing it with the best in the league at the start of the season, the Irish manager has done a wonderful job and will realise that the club could make the play-offs once again this season.
However, the January window will be key to that, although the financial situation at the club means that McCarthy will have to look for cheap deals or loan signings.
Perhaps surprisingly, the problem for the Tractor Boys this season has been in defence, where they have struggled to keep regular clean sheets.
Up top, summer signings Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner have brough much more firepower to the team and goals aren’t really a problem.
So, with that in mind, McCarthy will be looking for defensive reinforcements and maybe another midfielder and here we look at five players he should consider…
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