Parkin blow for Town
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sam Parkin is likely to be out for four months with a broken ankle.Sam Parkin is likely to be out for four months with a broken ankle, but Ipswich manager Joe Royle will not look to shore up his attack with a loan signing.
The 24-year-old limped out of Town's defeat at the hands of Reading after just 17 minutes and X-rays confirmed he broke his ankle at Portman Road.
The injury is likely to sideline Parkin until the spring and he admits it is a major setback.
"I'm obviously sick about it," Parkin told Ipswich's official website. "I knew I had done something as soon as it happened but I wasn't sure what.
"I knew I had to come off and left the ground on crutches but it was murder when I went to bed and the ankle had swollen right up.
"It's the first time I have suffered a break so I'm not sure what the recovery time is but it's a bitterly disappointing, whatever it is."
Royle claims he has been looking at strengthening his options, but is likely to sit tight until January.
"We have been making enquiries but I have to admit that it's looking unlikely now that we will have anyone in before January's transfer window," stated Royle.