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Ipswich Town have made Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow their number one transfer target, according to a report from The Sun this afternoon.

Woodrow has been told he can leave Craven Cottage in the new year after falling behind Matt Smith and teenage academy graduate Stevie Humphrys in Slavisa Jokanovic’s pecking order. The 22 year-old has made just one league start for Fulham this season and saw his first team chances evaporate after missing a penalty against Bristol City in the EFL Cup. His two goals this campaign have come in that competition – against Leyton Orient in the first round.

Mick McCarthy has identified the former England under-21 international as a possible solution to Ipswich’s striking woes. Town lost 2-0 to Fulham at Portman Road on Boxing Day and have struggled for goals from their forwards, with midfielder Grant Ward leading the club’s scoring charts with five. McCarthy plans to tempt Woodrow to Suffolk on an initial six-month loan deal, with the possibility of a permanent transfer to follow.