Ellington Needs Games
Monday, 19th Nov 2012 06:00
Town boss Mick McCarthy says Nathan Ellington has moved to Scunthorpe on loan because the striker needs to play games. The 31-year-old, whose Blues contract is up in the summer, is in League One with the Iron until January 5th.
Ellington moved to the Lincolnshire club on Friday and made his debut as an 83rd minute sub in Saturday’s 2-2 home draw with Notts County with his side down to 10 men.
McCarthy said: “He needs to play some football. As far as I’m aware he hasn’t played a great deal, so he needs to have some games.”
Asked whether the switch would mark the end of Ellington’s somewhat underwhelming time at Town, the Blues boss added: “I can’t be dismissing anybody at this minute in time, he might get a game in the back four!”
Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws outlined his rationale for bringing in Ellington, who is viewed as a replacement for another loanee Leon Clarke, who expected to return to parent club Charlton having netted 10 goals while at Glanford Park: "We are never in a position to bring in somebody who is scoring on a regular basis.
"They are already in somebody's first team and way out of our range. So we have to look at players who we think could potentially do a job for us and Nathan fits into that.
"He has had a good career and been there and done it at the highest level.
"For whatever reason it isn't working at Ipswich for him so we get to bring him here. Hopefully he can make the same impact as Leon Clarke has."
Get two free £10 bets on Ipswich Town v AFC Bournemouth (or other matches) by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets. You must enter the promotional code "F20" when signing up as a new customer.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 185 bloggers
Promotion Push by akjlitfc
As we reach the final eight games of the season, the slump in form that we hoped would be brief has become persistent, warranting questioning from fans and pundits alike.
Nine Games to Seal Our Fate by AwayDays
After our recent run of poor form, I'd like to take a look at our last remaining fixtures and analyse/predict the outcomes of those important games.
Pessimistic Portman Road by akjlitfc
Being born in 1999, and with my first game at Portman Road coming at the age of six, I have skipped the Town's most recent stint in top flight football a mere 13 seasons ago. This, as is expected, suggests that I have never seen glory in my time as a football fan.
Ten Games, Ten Honest Questions by JollyJourno
There's ten games of the season remaining. Town are one point off the play-off places and five off the top of the league. But we've only won one of our last five games, and something's not right. Time to ask some honest questions of this team, before it's too late.
Round Pegs, Square Holes and the Youth Development Dilemma! by Bluetaff
It has been discussed at length the pitfalls of round pegs and square holes – a ‘problem’ that appears to have been borne of the Roy Keane era only to manifest itself in Paul Jewell and lately Mick McCarthy.
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]
TWTD.co.uk Story Archive