Jewell recalls Pollitt
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wigan Athletic have recalled goalkeeper Mike Pollitt from his loan with Ipswich Town.
Wigan Athletic have recalled goalkeeper Mike Pollitt from his loan with Championship side Ipswich Town.
The former Chesterfield and Rotherham United custodian had joined Jim Magilton's side before playing in last Sunday's 3-1 victory over East Anglian rivals Norwich City.
A groin injury to fellow Wigan keeper John Filan meant Latics boss Paul Jewell was forced to bring the 34-year-old back to The JJB Stadium.
Magilton was disappointed to see Pollitt return to Wigan, as he is now set to risk injured youngster Shane Supple in Saturday's contest at managerless Barnsley.
"We're very disappointed to see Mike go," Magilton told the club's official website. "I know he enjoyed his time with us - albeit a very brief one - and if the opportunity comes up, we would certainly welcome him back here.
"Wigan are now light on fit keepers though and Paul Jewell rung me to apologise about taking Mike back, but I can understand his needs."
One player staying at Portman Road is teenage midfielder Ed Upson after the 17-year-old signed a two-year professional contract with Town.
Despite attracting the interest from the likes of Premiership champions Chelsea, Upson has opted to continue his career with Ipswich.
"I'm thrilled to have signed my first professional contract," Upson said. "It's an important step for me.
"I did have quite a few clubs interested in talking to me, but Ipswich was always the club I wanted to join.
"I've been here for a few years now and I like the way things are done at the club."