IPSWICH Town have signed experienced right-back Bradley Orr on loan from Blackburn.

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The 30-year-old – who was in the Rovers side that drew with Blues at Portman Road on the first day of this season – put pen-to-paper on the deal that will keep him at the club until January 26 this morning.

Carlos Edwards was Town’s right-back during Paul Jewell’s managerial regime, but the skipper was moved back to the right-wing role he played earlier in career by new boss Mick McCarthy for last weekend’s 2-1 home win over Burnley.

Luke Chambers switched from centre-back to right-back for that game, but it looks as though Orr will now fulfil that position. Tommy Smith came back in to the side to play centre-back last weekend, but is set to skipper New Zealand in China tonight ahead of the Blues’ trip to Leicester on Saturday.

“There were a few things going on in the upper echelons of the club at Blackburn and I wanted to get out on loan,” said Orr.

"I know Ipswich well from playing here a number of times in the past and I know that the club is steeped in history. It’s a big club and it’s an honour to be here."

Bradley Orr, after joining Ipswich Town on loan from Blackburn

“Once I heard of Ipswich’s interest I was really keen to come down here. Thankfully we’ve managed to get something sorted and I’m absolutely delighted to be here.

“I know Ipswich well from playing here a number of times in the past and I know that the Club is steeped in history. It’s a big Club and it’s an honour to be here.”

Orr becomes Mick McCarthy’s second signing as Blues boss following the arrival of Kelly Youga yesterday. The 27-year-old former Charlton left-back signed a short-term deal yesterday.

Town now have five domestic loanees in the form of Stephen Henderson (West Ham), Orr (Blackburn), Danny Higginbotham (Stoke), Bilel Mohsni (Southend) and DJ Campbell (QPR), with Richie Wellens and Massimo Luongo having returned to parent clubs Leicester and Tottenham repsectively over the last week.

BRADLEY ORR

– Liverpool-born full-back started a trainee with Everton

– Joined Newcastle in 2002. Had two years at St James’ Park but did not make a first-team appearance.

– Played four times for Burnley on loan during his time with the Magpies.

_ Signed for Bristol City in 2004. Made 250 appearances for the Robins, scoring 13 goals, and was in the team that was beaten by Hull in the Championship Play-Off Final in 2008.

– Joined QPR in 2010 and was a regular in the side that won promotion to the Premier League.

– Moved to Blackburn in January this year and has represented the club 24 times.

Championship clubs can name only five domestic loanees in their matchday squad, but McCarthy could still add one more before next Friday’s loan deadline. Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong is understood to be among his targets.

Guirane N’Daw (St Etienne) and Daryl Murphy (Celtic) are also on loan with the Blues, but are classed as international loans.

25 comments

  • Rob Steroo, perhaps you would care to explain just what you think our invisible owner is up to but be careful or you may get moderated !!!!

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    Brian Betts

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Six Points from three games since MM took over. A right back at last and things starting to improve. It seems the more we improve the more bile and hatred we get from steroo the bitter and twisted budgie fan. Get used to it steroo were on the up.COYB Taxi for rob steroo!!!

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    Seaside Sam

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Once again negative comments.Get off the gaffers back and give him a chance.

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    brisie58

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Being miserable is obviously a much better trait @old timer

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    redhotitfc

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • This is an area where we badly need more hands on neck and given his experience he should prove to be a worthy addition - albeit short-term.

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    FRANK WESTON

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Yes another loan signing because that's the only way to strengthen the squad till the transfer window opens in january,but another escuse to moan from the usual anti itfc that infest this site I soppose.

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    stephen ellis

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Absolutely staggering to see alleged 'supporters' enthusing about yet another shameful loan signing. Do they not realise what the invisible man is up to?

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    Rob Steroo

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Peter Clark...Walters left, because he wanted to play in the Premier League, and who can blame him? He had the chance and he took it, rather like when we signed him from Chester. Jewell was wrong to sign as many loanees, as opposed to MM, who has no option at this stage, and like Keane before him, I do not expect him to have the contract fiasco either, as it is a destabiliser. Bradley Orr is a good signing, and will hopefully come here permanently.

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    Kevin Bailey

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • stephen ellis - having a different viewpoint to yourself is not the same thing as being anti ITFC - come to think of it what is your viewpoint - a few weeks ago you were vehemently supporting Jewell - now his replecement is doing a wonderful job - where is your consistancy - not to mention loyalty which you tout so often to deride others who 'infest' your site ?????

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    Old Timer

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • I do see the reasoning behind a couple of the comments on here regarding similarities with Jewells policy. However I do not agree that this signing is retrograde and welcome it because the signing of an experienced right back is something many have been calling for and as far as I can see is much needed. It was surely only possible to get one on loan at this point of time so I see this as positive and decisive action by McCarthy. It seems to me that McCarthy is doing what he said (certainly unlike Jewell) and starting to build a team that can play to its strengths. Provided Smith, Hyam, Carson et al continue to apply themselves and impress then I see no reason why they will not get their chance when the pressure of relegation is less.

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    SussexTractorBoy

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Yet another loan player, yet another over 30. Jewell out! Oh hang on ...

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    Ted Maul

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Old Timer, Brian, I feel you are being misled in thinking these youngsters are in the same class as those you and I used to watch when there were 5 sometimes 6 ex youth team player in the squad, I am sorry but it it my opinion the current youngsters are not yet in the same class, and certainly should not be used in our current situation as this could destroy their confidence, and we lose them for the future.

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    Cyril Baker

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • @ old timer - your general tone and content from the majority of your comments make you sound so.

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    redhotitfc

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Great signing. He is a first team player and we don't have any natural rb's at the club that are good enough right now. We have a manager who understands where we need to strengthen and gets it done. Even still a tough game this weekend. A draw will be great from that game.

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    redhotitfc

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Frank - hands on 'neck' may well be more appropriate than that which you intended. Suspect this will mean being dropped for Smith - MMs one excursion into giving our own younger players a chance ??????

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    Old Timer

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Typical Steroo comment. Clearly you are the only on that thinks this is anything other than the signing of a proper right back that, had you watched a game in the last three years, you would realise is and has been desperately needed. Change the record man, really.

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    Andrew Mehen

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Seeing as Mick is identifying our problems pretty quickly and signing on loan players for these positions I don't see why there are people criticizing him. What other choice does he have? Yes, I was critical of PJ as he obviously identified a few decent loan players, but either played them out of position or not at all. I wholeheartedly agree with those that say we must get a squad that we own but I think with the exception of the odd player we will have to wait until the next closed season..

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    whymarkmariner

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • One game at a time now. Happy to take each step needed and watch the progress we make. 2 wins out of 3 games - has been a while since we experienced this! If the win rate continues at this pace then it could still turn out to be a very good season. Not apologising for dreaming, it has been a nightmare for so long....

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    Blue and true since 1962

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • stephen ellis - it's not about managers - it's about the club. I actually praised Jewell at the start of the year for giving the youngsters a chance - but he eventually reverted to type & replaced them with more loanees. Similarly I have praised MM for playing players in their rightful position at last - but have been consistent by saying that I am still not happy about the treatment of Carson Hyam etc. This has always been my position & it would be wrong of me to totally support a different manager doing the same thing. I am sure you are a true supporter & as such entitled to your opinion - which I respect. However, you should do likewise & to use words such as 'infest' in relation to those who do not agree with you implies they must be some sort of vermin. redhotitfc - just who said I was miserable ?????

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    Old Timer

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Old Timer (Brian) what did you not understand when MM said a relegation fight is no place for kids.

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    Cyril Baker

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Old timer yes I did support jewell as I am now backing macarthy in his quest to get itfc out of this mess we find ourselves in because I am a supporter of itfc and will back the manager,unlike a certain element who have moaned since keane was here and have carried on regardless of who has been in charge,and its Defo not my site as u put it,if it was quite a few would have been blocked a long time ago...

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    stephen ellis

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • redhotitfc - don't believe anything you hear - & only half of what you see !!!!

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    Old Timer

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • thank god ! it's only taken 2 years to get a right back.Carlos is a much better winger than right back and always will be.

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    sistheswan

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • At last a right full back.We have never replaced David Wright.Why has it taken only 2 weeks for MM to realise.Previous 2 managers and coaches could never see it,yet all the fans could.What does that tell you?Taken Murphy off the wing too.Carlos was always going to be better right midfield ,his natural position.I dont think MM would have sold Walters or Rhodes either.Better times are now in sight.

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    Peter Clark

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • So tell me so I understand Mr Steroo, you are a 'supporter'? That may just have escaped my limited intelligence due to your sniping at just about everything and contributing post after post of negative, destructive comments. You are reviled by just about everyone on here but yet your arrogance demands that you continue to seek attention. Supporter of the Year? I don't think so

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    55 years a blue

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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