Jay ponders Ipswich future
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jay McEveley would like to remain at Ipswich but is unsure if a deal would be possible.
Blackburn defender Jay McEveley insists he would like to remain at Ipswich beyond the end of the season but concedes a deal may not be feasible.
The England Under-21 international has spent the past season on loan at Portman Road and has enjoyed his stint in The Championship despite suffering a serious knee injury at the tail end of last year.
McEveley has returned to action recently and, after starting his side's defeat to Watford on Easter Sunday, admits he is considering his options.
The Liverpudlian faces an uncertain future at Ewood Park and would consider carefully a permanent transfer to East Anglia but thinks a lack of finance could hinder Joe Royle's attempts to do a deal.
"I still have a year left on my contract so there will be a fee involved if Ipswich wanted me and Joe said there is no cash available at the moment," McEveley told the club's official website.
"I would have loved to have stayed if the opportunity was there because joining Ipswich would be a good move for me.
"I'm not sure what will happen at Blackburn over the summer though. I have to think about my future and winning a permanent deal whether at Blackburn or elsewhere in the future has to be my priority."
Meanwhile, Alan Lee looks set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a double injury against The Hornets.
The unfortunate striker suffered a hamstring strain as well as a broken nose and Town physio Dave Williams confirmed to the club's official website: "That will probably be it for Alan for this season.
"The hamstring injury that bothered him a while back has reoccurred. It's tightened up and he will be out for a couple of weeks which will take us past the end of the season."