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Irish duo sweating over Ipswich future

IRELAND internationals Stephen Hunt and Paul Green will be left to sweat about their futures after Mick McCarthy stated that he will wait before making contract offers to the duo.

HUNT joined Ipswich on a short-term contract in November, having been without a club since his exit from Wolves in May, and the Waterford man managed 25 appearances for the Tractor Boys, earning praise from boss McCarthy.

Green only hooked up with Town in February on a loan deal from Leeds United, but now the 31-year-old is a free agent and unclear about his next move, with McCarthy mulling over his squad for next season.

"I've spoken to Hunty and told him I won't be doing anything with him straight away," said McCarthy.


"He's been fabulous. He makes things happen, his personality has been great and I'm not writing him off completely, but I'm not going to be doing anything on Monday morning either.

"I'm not going to be making decisions on people until well into June I would have thought. There's no point signing players now to pay them in May and June when the season doesn't start until August. I'm not that bonkers and it's not even my money," added McCarthy, saying that Green was in the same boat.

"It's exactly the same set of circumstances as Hunt. It works both ways you know.

"If I was to make them all an offer and it wasn't the right offer then they'd soon say 'I tell you what, we'll hang about and see what else comes along'. We're all doing it, we're all dancing around our handbags and seeing what will happen."