Former Notts County boss Ian McParland has joined Roy Keane's coaching staff at Ipswich. McParland has been recruited following his departure from the ambitious League Two club last month, having failed to fulfil expectations while working alongside ex-England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Boss Keane told the club's official website: "I've been alongside 'Charlie' on a couple of coaching courses and he left an impression on me there.

"He's got a lot of experience, knows the league inside out and obviously has managed as well, at Notts County.

"He's a bubbly character and most importantly, he's a good man. I've always kept an eye out for good people with a view to adding to my staff here and Charlie is someone I can trust. I'm looking forward to working with him here."