Ipswich target Ex-Sunderland defender Kilgallon

Matt Kilgallon in action against Manchester City.
Matt Kilgallon in action against Manchester City.
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FREED Sunderland defender 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 centre-half.

And a move to Portman Road might appeal to the 29-year-old former Leeds and Sheffield United man, if only because he is likely to get regular football there after three years spent on Wearside in which he rarely featured.

The 6ft 2in defender made only 24 starts and two substitute 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. If Kilgallon were to move, he would want assurances that he would genuinely be part of the club’s first-team plans, rather than being brought in purely as defensive cover.