Sunderland’s Kilgallon set for Ipswich Town?

OFF TO IPSWICH? Matt Kilgallon.
OFF TO IPSWICH? Matt Kilgallon.

MATT Kilgallon’s future could lie at Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town if reports coming out of East Anglia are to be believed.

Several media in the county have reported that the Blues are in talks with the released Sunderland centre-half.

And a move to Portman Road might appeal to the 29-year-old if only because he is likely to be guaranteed football there after three years spent on Wearside in which he rarely featured.

The 6ft 2in tall defender made only 24 starts and two sub appearances after signing for the Black Cats in January 2010 and during that time he spent short spells on loan at Middlesbrough and Doncaster.

McCarthy is looking set to add central defenders to his squad this summer as cover for first-choice pair Tommy Smith and Luke Chambers and if Kilgallon were to move, he would want assurances that he would genuinely be part of the club’s first-team plans, rather than purely as defensive cover.