Ipswich ramp up bid to sign Newcastle midfielder Smith

By Sportsmail Reporter

Ipswich are hoping to persuade Newcastle midfielder Alan Smith to join them.

The 31-year-old is expected to be released by Newcastle although manager Alan Pardew may hold onto him until the end of the window as he has a threadbare squad and is struggling to bring in reinforcements within his budget.

Out of favour: Smith has featured for Newcastle only twice this term

Out of favour: Smith has featured for Newcastle only twice this term

Smith has only appeared twice for Newcastle this season, on both occasions as a late substitute and most recently in the 4-2 defeat at Norwich last month.

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