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IP­SWICH have added a for­mer Premier League reg­u­lar – and a player many are tip­ping to one day be­come one. Boss Mick McCarthy has signed ex-New­cas­tle United cap­tain Steven Tay­lor, 31, af­ter his time at MLS side Port­land Tim­bers came to an end. But on Fri­day the Cham­pi­onship club looked in the other di­rec­tion to sup­ple­ment their squad by adding high­lyrated Macclesfield Town at­tack­ing mid­fielder Danny Rowe. The 24-year-old has been one of Non-League foot­ball’s most con­sis­tent play­ers and now he has risen three di­vi­sions af­ter scor­ing seven times in the Na­tional League for the Silk­men. McCarthy has his­tory when it comes to sign­ing play­ers from out­side the Foot­ball League. He picked up Ty­rone Mings from South­ern League Chip­pen­ham Town for £10,000 in 2012 be­fore sell­ing him to Premier League AFC Bournemouth for a fee thought to be near £10m. Rowe be­comes the fifth new sign­ing to ar­rive at Port­man Road in Jan­uary. One player who won’t, though, be wear­ing the blue shirt again this term is striker Leon Best. “I’ve told him he won’t play again for me” McCarthy con­firmed. “He trained well and im­pressed ev­ery­one for two weeks but he’s not done it since. I’m sure Leon has a dif­fer­ent view but it’s my view that counts.”

OP­POR­TU­NITY: Danny Rowe

EX­PE­RI­ENCE: Steven Tay­lor

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