GEORGE Porter,  Andrew Hughes, Jamie Proctor and Rory Loy.

All reported Ipswich Town targets, but none are names to set the pulses racing in the way Michael Chopra and Lee Bowyer did in the summer.

But we are approaching a new dawn in Paul Jewell's transfer policy.

Experienced players were needed to bolster the ranks but no fan would have been too surprised by seeing the manager's admission that his squad was "top heavy" and more youngsters were needed.

So as much as retaining Keith Andrews and Danny Collins is important, Jewell is starting to identify some younger lights, largely from the lower leagues (though it should be said that some of the aformentioned might prove mere speculation).

One has to hope this starts in January although the manager is also thinking longer-term.

Regardless, it seems that we might be nearing an end to the 'marquee' signings, the Jimmy Bullards of this world.

I, for one, am glad. Jewell has answered the dire need for experience and then some. Now it is time to bring in the much-needed youth.

Names like Porter and Proctor might require a little more research on my part and time for most supporters to get to know them, but it is what Ipswich Town is crying out for right now.

To start with that research, take a look at Porter scoring for Leyton Orient in Saturday's FA Cup win over Bromley (a match, Jewell confirmed, was watched by a Town scout).