Ipswich Town boss Jewell 'happy to keep' Jason Scotland

Jason Scotland
Scotland impressed in scoring against Leeds United

Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell has said he would be eager to keep hold of striker Jason Scotland.

Jewell had previously hinted he would be willing to sell the 32-year-old Trinadian, who played a part in both goals in Saturday's 2-1 win over Leeds.

"I'm very happy to keep Jason," Jewell told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"If someone wants to come in and take him, I'm in a situation where it doesn't really appeal to me at the moment," he added.

Scotland was close to joining Swansea on loan in February and, until the visit of Leeds, had made just one league appearance this term.

But after scoring one and assisting one at Portman Road over the weekend, Jewell said: "Things in football can change very quickly, I've been impressed with Jason's attitude."

Jewell added he had received "nothing more than enquiries" from other clubs about players in his squad.

Meanwhile, the Town boss is hoping to bring in at least two more names, and is working on a pair of potential loan deals.

"It's a couple of Premier League teams we're waiting on, if they get their targets they'll release their players," he said.

"If that doesn't happen we'll see what happens when the loan window opens again.

"I've spoken to one of the players who is keen to come, I haven't spoken to the other because I haven't got permission.

"Whether it happens is out of my hands."

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