I’LL LEAVE LOANS ALONE, SAYS IPSWICH BOSS MCCARTHY
IPSWICH boss Mick McCarthy admits the club have relied too heavily on loan signings this season.
The Tractor Boys have had 16 players on loan this season, under Paul Jewell and then McCarthy. But the former Wolves manager says he won’t do it again.
“We’ve had too many loans – without a doubt,” said McCarthy, who signed nine after he joined the club in November.“When I sign loan players and then have to leave them out because we’ve got too many, that’s not right. And that’s happened a couple of times.
“In an ideal world you want two players for every position. Starting next season with 22 players would be ideal, but that might not be the case.
“I understand that the loan market can be good. You can get some good players from Premier League clubs, but you need a base of your own players without any doubt. Loan players should come in to supplement that in my view.”