Chris Powell has played down reports that Leon Clarke might be recalled from Scunthorpe where he has been scoring goals. Sir Chris reasonably points out that he would be less happy warming the bench for Charlton than playing for Scunthorpe.
Scunthorpe cannot afford to hang on to him when his loan expires, but there has been interest from other clubs in a more permanent deal: Clarke
Paul Jewell should have had the decency to resign at Ipswich when he was struck down by the curse of Charlton, but he has finally gone. Inevitably, journos are putting Curbs in the frame. However, this time it does make some sense. Curbs took a lot of Charlton's Premiership players from Ipswich and it is not too far from Essex. Also, Ipswich are looking for a manager who has secured promotion from the second tier which Curbs has done twice.
Ipswich have a long list of 34 names, but Alan Curbishley and Mick McCarthy are the favourites according to the BBC so it could be a battle between former South London managers.