Stearman heads to Ipswich

  • Last Updated: January 29 2013, 15:41 GMT

Ipswich have agreed a loan deal with Wolves for defender Richard Stearman.

Richard Stearman: Joins Town until the end of the season
Richard Stearman: Joins Town until the end of the season

The 25-year-old has joined Town until the end of the season and provides a welcome boost to the club's defensive ranks after Bradley Orr was recalled by parent club Blackburn.

Manager Mick McCarthy knows Stearman well from his near six-year spell in charge at Molineux having signed him from Leicester in the summer of 2008.

Stearman has found first-team opportunities hard to come by for Wanderers this term, starting just eight league games.

However, he has made a total of 142 appearances during his four and half years at the Black Country club.

Meanwhile, Wolves have appealed against Roger Johnson's red card in Saturday's 2-1 defeat against Blackpool.

The centre-back was sent off in the closing stages following an altercation with Angel Martinez and faces a three-match suspension.


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