Report: Blackburn striker Luke Varney to seal loan transfer to Ipswich Town next week

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Blackburn striker Luke Varney is set to join Ipswich Town on loan, according to reports.

According to the East Anglia Daily Times, Ipswich Town are set to sign Blackburn Rovers striker Luke Varney on loan next week.

The Tractor Boys sit fourth in the Championship and are making a real bid to return to the Premier League under experienced manager Mick McCarthy.

The former Republic of Ireland boss does have the likes of David McGoldrick, Daryl Murphy and Freddie Sears in attack, but a recent injury to former Leeds striker Noel Hunt means he's in the market for another attacker.

It seems that he's looking for another experienced, hard working striker - and could look to yet another former Leeds player to replace Hunt.

The East Anglia Daily Times are today reporting that Ipswich will complete a deal to sign Blackburn's Luke Varney on a loan deal next week.

Varney, 32, scored just eight goals in 50 games for Leeds before moving to Ewood Park in 2014, initially on loan, and then on a permanent deal.

Yet the former Derby man is on the fringes of the Rovers side, playing just 141 minutes this season and with no league starts to his name - and making him available for loan, with Ipswich seemingly poised to snap him up according to reports.

Varney isn't a player to set the pluses racing in Suffolk, but he's a hard working player who should fill the role vacated by Hunt as a workhorse forward and cover for his main strikers.

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