League round-up: Double DJ is wanted by Ipswich
Sunday 09 December 2012
Mick McCarthy confirmed that Ipswich want to sign DJ Campbell on a permanent deal after the on-loan striker scored twice in yesterday's 3-0 victory over Millwall.
Campbell has scored eight goals in 12 games since joining from Queens Park Rangers in October and McCarthy said: "I left [QPR manager] Harry Redknapp a message the other day. DJ wants to sign for a club permanently and we would like to take him."
Middlesbrough moved to within three points of the automatic promotion places with a 3-2 win against Peterborough thanks for a late winner from Ishmael Miller.
Boro face Swansea in a League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday and manager Tony Mowbray said: "It was all about the three points and we got them in the end. Let's take the win, get home and concentrate on Swansea." Hull are up to fourth after beating Watford 2-1, while Leicester lost ground on their promotion rivals after being held to a 2-2 draw by Barnsley. Leicester's manager, Nigel Pearson, said: "We have got to win those sort of games. We were not ruthless enough."
Wolves beat Birmingham 1-0 in the late game to move within five points of the play-offs. The Wolves captain, Karl Henry, said: "We expect to be up there, we have had a blip, but onwards and upwards from here."
In League One, Coventry thumped 10-man Walsall 5-1 hours after captain Kevin Kilbane announced his retirement. The 35-year-old former Republic of Ireland international moved to the Ricoh Arena in July but has not played since October.
In League Two, Graham Alexander's first game as Fleetwood manager ended in a 0-0 draw with Southend.
Gillingham extended their lead at the top to five points but their 2-1 victory at Rotherham was marred by an injury to Romain Vincelot. It was initially feared he had broken his neck, but he was later discharged from hospital.
Latest in Sport
Andy Murray tells how coach Amélie Mauresmo revealed her pregnancy
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: The biggest fight of all time, or maybe just the most lucrative?
What time does Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao start?
Everton 3 Manchester United 0 player ratings: Who scored lower - Marouane Fellaini or Radamel Falcao?
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
- 2 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 3 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Ian Brady: Moors murderer announces his support for Ukip and the SNP
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove