|Ellington Continues to Be Linked With Town|
Thursday, 16th Jun 2011 13:32
Released Watford striker Nathan Ellington continues to be linked with a move to the Blues. The 29-year-old was rumoured to be the player who held talks with manager Paul Jewell at Portman Road on Monday with his name subsequently mentioned in a couple of national newspapers.
Ellington, who played for Jewell at Wigan, finished last season on loan at Preston with the relegated Lilywhites understood to be keen to sign him on a permanent basis.
The 5ft 10in tall frontman started his career with Walton and Hersham before moving on to Bristol Rovers, the Latics and then West Brom for a £3 million fee in August 2005.
Since signing for Watford for £3.25 million in August 2007, the Bradford-born striker has spent time on loan at Derby County during Jewell’s spell there as manager and in Greece with Skoda Xanthi.
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|cornishnick added 13:35 - Jun 16|
I know it would be on a free, but why? His goalscoring record over the last 4 years is abysmal
|petieboy2011 added 13:44 - Jun 16|
Thats a fair comment, but Alan Lee and Jon Stead both had poor scoring records before joining us. Any transfer is a risk ie Shevchenko to Chelsea a few seasons ago. If he is a free transfer and doesnt require a huge wage then I think we should chance it.
In PJ we trust! COYB
|JimmyJazz added 13:45 - Jun 16|
4 years? I'd go back even further to when he left Wigan in 2005. Since then he's been unimpressive for everyone he's played for, including PJ when at Derby.
|radiogaga added 13:45 - Jun 16|
God, please no. The fact that we are battling it out with a League One side says it all..
|Yeasayer added 13:46 - Jun 16|
Firm believer in certain players preforming above their ability for certain managers. With Jewell the only manager to get the best out of him, at the age of 29, he is surely worth a gamble, especially on a free!
|muhrensleftfoot added 13:49 - Jun 16|
Great stats at Wigan when alongside Roberts. I wonder why his career has gone so downhill since. Worth a punt on a freebie, maybe PJ can rekindle the flame in his former star striker
|Kingston added 13:49 - Jun 16|
Just been reading up on him - and he seems like a decent striker...
Had a poor last 4 years but firmly believe that Jewell can get the best out of him! And on a free, his wages can't be that much, surely a better choice than Scotland and Priskin!
|chrisw2045 added 14:05 - Jun 16|
every time he plays at portman road his presence is noticeable, certainly worth going for and i guarantee he will produce under Jewell.
|Royalblue added 14:12 - Jun 16|
Would rather have Derbyshire or Evans - the only comfort I can really take in this story is that he won't be first choice which indicates to me Wickham may stay after all. Alan Brazil said on talkSPORT on Monday that Liverpool are going to buy him but loan him back for a year - for me that would be perfect - I'd happily go into the seaon with Wickham, Chopra, Ellington, Murray and Carson!
|ITFCMonk added 14:15 - Jun 16|
i think hed be a good signing for us
|Special_A added 14:30 - Jun 16|
He used to be a very good forward, a constent threat. I think at 29 he is well worth signing on a free. I know if a team came to PR and had Wickam, Chops and Ellington I would be concerned!
Sign him up
|JoshTheLad added 14:54 - Jun 16|
I agree Special A, those three at the front of a 433 would be a force to be reckoned with- all we need now is some midfield force!
|stalbansblue added 14:55 - Jun 16|
As a town supporter of over 50 years through good and bad times I would strongly advise against Ipswich acquiring Nathan Ellington. It was a subject of jubilation to all Watford supporters when they were able to get rid of him. He was loaned out on numerous occasions and no one considered taking him on a longer contract He was expensive and ineffective I believe the only time he scored for Watford was against Ipswich. Town would a laughing stock to take him on. There must be better buys / free transfers out there. I have never been tempted to comment in this fashion ever before but please, please no .
|Infineteregress added 14:57 - Jun 16|
I by and large trust Paul Jewell's judgement but I'm unconvinced by this potential signing. Reckon we can do better.
|shoopdelang added 15:04 - Jun 16|
Regardless of his goalscoreing, he is certainly a presence. And on a free. He is different to any other striker we have.
|Keaneish added 15:04 - Jun 16|
No is the answer to this question.
|WickedBlue added 15:17 - Jun 16|
Love all the 'no's' in these comments like the decision has anything to do with you!Get a grip if that is the player PJ wants that is the player he will go and get.....whether it makes you happy or not means bugger all.
Not to long ago I remember when Joe Royle bought is a striker that every one wailed against.....he's crap! his scoring record is a joke! Sheffield Wednesday fans say we are a laughing stock! That player was Shefki Kuqi and look who had the last laugh..
|northdevonblue added 15:38 - Jun 16|
WickedBlue people are posting their comments like they and you are intitlied to do, if you think no one at a high level reads these posts then you my friend are a fool. It might not influence their final decision but the fans have a right to express who they do or do not want to watch with their hard earned money.
|riley26 added 15:57 - Jun 16|
On a free, squad player, might as well.
|Infineteregress added 16:04 - Jun 16|
When are we going to start targetting some lower league talent? A signing like Ellington might be good as back up but I want to see us start to take a punt on promising, as-yet-untested players. A lot of these players are going to get snapped up by rival clubs if we dither too long over enquiries and bids.
|idrinkbeer added 16:04 - Jun 16|
Would definitely prefer derbyshire or evans, but i remember how good he was under jewell at wigan, so he wouldnt be a bad signing on a free, you never know he might just fire us into the premiership!
|brian_a_mul added 16:15 - Jun 16|
Ellington wouldnt be the worst free signing ever made however I think he would have a similar impact as Scotland. Get a few goals here and there but not sustaining form or fitness for a full season. I would still prefer Priskin in the squad over Scotland and Ellington.
|whoppit added 16:28 - Jun 16|
We may have a chance of getting him if our only competition is relegated Preston.
That's almost how we got Chopra by fighting off interest from absolutely no other club !!!!! Spooky that nobody else wanted a washed up, injury prone, gambling and borderline nutcase isn't it?? That's why Cardiff let him go for nothing and all the cash is going to Sunderland.
|DiamondGezzer added 16:50 - Jun 16|
Have to say he wouldn't have been my first choice, but if he's PJ's, he'll do for me.
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