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Paul Jewell weighs up Ipswich Town options

Paul Jewell
Jewell suffered a 2-1 defeat at Millwall in his first game in charge

Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell says he is working hard to bolster his squad while assessing his current options.

Jewell has yet to make any new additions since he succeeded Roy Keane earlier in the month.

But he told BBC Radio Suffolk: "I've made lots of enquiries, I'm at pains to try and improve the squad.

"But I want to sit down and look at the players to see where we can improve and if we can improve the ones we've got here. So it's hectic at the moment."

Jewell has moved to recall winger Lee Martin from his loan spell at Charlton and extended the loan stay of Celtic defender Darren O'Dea as he attempts to pull Town away from the Championship drop zone.

And with Ipswich 20th in the table and with just one win in their last 10 league games, the new manager is confident his side can rekindle their early season form which saw them in the play-off mix in early October.

"I'm very confident, these players got some great results at the start of the season, so it's just a matter of confidence really," he said.

"You can't fault the players' efforts but we're just a little bit frantic at times in possession, we've got to try and calm down, but that comes with results.

"We've got to earn the right to win matches and once we start doing that the confidence will come."

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17 Jan 11 |  Ipswich
Ipswich Town curtail Fallon loan
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Millwall 2-1 Ipswich
15 Jan 11 |  Championship
O'Dea set to remain with Ipswich
14 Jan 11 |  Ipswich
Safety is Evans' Ipswich priority
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