Hold-up in Fuller move
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ricardo Fuller's loan move to Ipswich is on hold due to a hitch regarding his work permit.Ricardo Fuller's loan move to Ipswich Town is on hold due to a hitch regarding his work permit.
Southampton had sanctioned the Jamaican international's switch to Portman Road to alleviate their Championship rivals' injury crisis.
Ipswich boss Joe Royle had named Fuller in his squad for Saturday's game against Wolves and the striker was due to play at Molineux.
But Town have been informed they must apply for a work permit for Fuller as his current one only allows him to play for Saints.
"It is extremely disappointing that we were not made aware of the restrictive nature of Ricardo's work permit," Ipswich chief executive Derek Bowden told the club's official website.
"Having been advised by The Football League of the situation, we have no alternative but to accept their direction and not play Ricardo at Wolves.
"We will consider our options over the weekend and may well apply for a work permit for the player, although there has been no indication that this would be successful."
Royle was equally frustrated at losing Fuller for the trip to Wolves and has drafted Adam Proudlock into his squad.
The Town boss said: "It's a blow losing Ricardo, but we have to deal with it and Adam will come into the squad."