Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has revealed that he will try to secure further signings in the January transfer window.

The Blues have managed to secure three players over the course of the last two days, signing Jonny Williams and Tom Lawrence on season-long loans and Leon Best on a one-year contract with the option of extending it by one more year.

The 57-year-old manager though is not happy with what he has, revealing that his team were faced with disappointment in their chase for a number of players.

Strikers were his primary targets, the former Sunderland manager revealed, and the January transfer window will now be used to reinforce that area.

The manager also took time to clarify that his club's inability to add more strikers does not in any way mean that they will fall short on options in that area, with a number of specialists already being available to him and few more ready to take up the role.  


“We had bids in for strikers but for one reason or another, they didn’t come off. That happens”, McCarthy told his club's official website.

“I’m cool with what we have. We’ve got good players here. Pits [Brett Pitman], Freddie, Leon Best, Varns [Luke Varney]. We’ve got Didz [David McGoldrick] to come back. Tom Lawrence can play up front, Wardy [Grant Ward].

“We have reinvested the money we got for Murph [Daryl Murphy] with the players we have brought in and we will look to add to the squad again in January."