Town boss cools Boyd interest

Town boss cools Boyd interest

Published Sep. 14, 2012 1:16 a.m. ET

Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell has cooled his interest in signing Peterborough United forward George Boyd.

The Tractor Boys failed in a bid to sign Boyd on a permanent basis ahead of the August 31 transfer deadline. The long-serving Posh player turned down the move after failing to agree personal terms.

Reports suggested the 26-year-old, who is still on the transfer list at Peterborough, would be allowed to leave London Road now that the loan window is open.

However, Ipswich boss Paul Jewell insists any deal for Boyd is no longer a priority.


"[Posh director of football] Barry Fry came on the phone to me last week to ask about George Boyd because I'd made comments in the press about him, but all I'd done was answer a question," Jewell said at his weekly pre-match press conference on Thursday. "There might well still be a loan situation, but that's not our priority at the moment."

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson confirmed Boyd would be in the Posh squad for the trip to Burnley on Saturday, barring any twists to the long-running transfer saga.