McCarthy: No Cresswell bids

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he has plans in place for potential replacements if anyone leaves but he is not worried about losing Aaron Cresswell as there have been no offers for the left-back.

Last Updated: 25/08/13 at 18:58 Post Comment

Aaron Cresswell: Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy is not worries about losing the d

Aaron Cresswell: Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy is not worries about losing the d

Crystal Palace have been linked with a move for the highly-rated 23-year-old and McCarthy insists it makes sense to prepare for possible departures.

However, McCarthy does not expect any major movement in or out of Portman Road before next Monday's transfer deadline and is not sure whether every player has their price.

"That won't be me that decides that - it would be (owner) Marcus (Evans) who decides whether the price is right, not me," said McCarthy in the Green'Un.

"He's the best left-back in the league, that's not me touting him around and trying to sell him, I just think when people do well they deserve to be praised.

"Do I fear losing Cressie? No, because that's what makes the football world go round. I certainly don't want to lose him because it would dent what we're trying to do and be an issue.

"We have scouting systems in place for potential replacements, whether that's a left-back, midfielder or forward player. You have to be prepared.

"This is all hypothetical though. We're talking about Cressie and nobody has bid for him.

"And you have to remember that these sorts of deals have to be right for everybody. If Palace wanted him then I'm sure they would include a relegation clause because that's what teams do. He might see himself better than that and not want that."

McCarthy does not intend to add any more players to his squad if there are no departures and has ruled out a move to re-sign Guirane N'Daw, who spent last season on loan at the club.

McCarthy said: "No, because I've got my 20 outfield players and that's what we're sticking with.

"Have we got the depth needed? We'll see. I guess I'm looking and hoping that somebody like a Jack Marriott, Tommy Winter, Amir Berkane or Michael Crowe (academy players/graduates) can come through and back us up if needed.

"If we had four or five injuries on the spin we could take some loan players. I won't be signing anyone else now though."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

nd yet... Jermain Defoe is still going to pronounce himself gobsmacked when he learns he hasn't made the England squad for the Euro qualifiers.

treeman1
Premier League Winners And Losers

W

e could release Diaby and then re-sign him when nobody else does and he would literally be like a new signing.

john matrix
The Machine Gossip

W

e pay the living wage, living wage, living wage, and that's the way we like it, we like it, we like it!!! Wooo ohhhh ooooohh

hump3.
All Premier League Clubs Should Be Paying Living Wage

Footer 365

Roy Hodgson says Harry Kane may miss out on England squad

Roy Hodgson says selecting Tottenham striker Harry Kane for the next England squad is far from a certainty.

Papiss Cisse faces seven-match ban after admitting FA charge

Newcastle's Papiss Cisse faces a seven-match ban after admitting an FA charge relating to Wednesday's spitting incident.

FA charges Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans

The FA have charged Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans over Wednesday's 'spitting' incident.

Mail Box

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company