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McGoldrick Will Stay On After Loan End
Friday, 5th Apr 2013 12:46

TWTD understands that striker David McGoldrick will remain with the Blues for the rest of the season under the terms of the deal agreed with Nottingham Forest in January, despite his 93-day loan coming to an end after Saturday’s game at Derby.

It had been understood that the 25-year-old was on loan at Portman Road for the second half of the season until it emerged yesterday that his stay was actually a 93-day emergency loan rather than a window to window switch.

Players are not allowed to join two clubs on window to window loans during the same season and so a 93-day loan with McGoldrick staying on at Town beyond the end of that spell was agreed.

At the time of McGoldrick's move the club's official announcement of his signing said the striker "will remain at Portman Road until May" but made no specific reference to the length of the loan.

Despite being unavailable for the final five games of the season, it's understood that McGoldrick will continue to train with the Town squad at Playford Road.

Both club and player have stated that McGoldrick will sign a two-year contract in the summer when he becomes a free agent, although Mick McCarthy confirmed yesterday that there is as yet nothing in writing to confirm this and that the deal would only be done if Town retain their Championship status.

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WhoisJimmyJuan added 12:55 - Apr 5
Confused.com
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Karlosfandangal added 12:58 - Apr 5
So can he play for us or only train with the 1st Team.

How come MM did not know what was going on?
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bobbyramsey added 13:00 - Apr 5
WTF!!
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wkj added 13:03 - Apr 5
He's as good as a blue- lets all blame Nick Clegg- Clegg out
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Bandbox_Blue added 13:03 - Apr 5
A genuine mistake by someone at ITFC then by the sounds of it.

My money is on the CEO
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Marcus added 13:03 - Apr 5
I believe it means he can't play for us but will still train with us until the transfer window opens and he can sign a new contract.
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Marcus added 13:05 - Apr 5
Also because he's registered with three teams there isn't the option for Forest to release him and then Town sign him.
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Plymouthtractorboy added 13:05 - Apr 5
Bring back Simon Clegg!!!!!

Oh no wait a minute.
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NITFC added 13:09 - Apr 5
Oh well. At least he will still be influenced by whats going on here which means he is far more likely to sign for us in the summer than may have been the case if he had left
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Mark added 13:13 - Apr 5
I wish Town would come clean on why we were all led to believe he was here on loan until the summer when he would be signing. If it was a mistake, just admit to it!

Anyway, it is good news that he will stay here to train with us as I think that gives us a much better chance of signing in the summer. If he goes back, there is far less reason to think he will chose us over all the other clubs who may be interested.
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sirbenofmorlingshire added 13:14 - Apr 5
I guess this is good news, but it's kind of like a 17-year old having a nice shiny car sat on the drive, but you can't drive it properly until you pass your test, although you've been out and about in it a few times whilst you learn... All seems a bit odd but hey ho, I suppose its better he hangs about and feels part of the team he's hoping to join rather than go back to Forest, potentially get picked, start scoring and we never get him back.
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cornishnick added 13:18 - Apr 5
As clear as mud. A bit frustrating for McGoldrick then, being fully fit but unable to play. I guess he must have been fully aware of this when he signed on loan?
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HarryfromBath added 13:21 - Apr 5
I guess we have to see it as his being "legally injured" for the rest of the season, the football regulations determining that he cannot play for us. The one big positive is thet he will be with us next year.
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jas0999 added 13:23 - Apr 5
Sounds like an error somewhere along the line. This is still bad news that he can't play in the final 5 games, but we have other options. Nouble's time to shine! Or maybe even JET up front?!!
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leicestershire_blue added 13:25 - Apr 5
What is so confusing, he was on loan at Coventry, I presume a window to window loan, and as the rules state he cannot do this twice in a season, hence the 93 day emergency loan being the only other loan option available to us when signing him.
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IamSpartacus added 13:28 - Apr 5
Not entirely sure where the doom-mongers get off.

He could ONLY have been loaned for 93 days, where is the screw-up? I disliked Clegg as much as most (probably more), but blaming him for league rules is moronic and shows a distinct lack of intellect and comprehension.

The fact is that we are probably 5-6 points from safety, I think that is more than doable under MM, with McG or not, and then we can move forward with more signings and (hopefully) less loaning from the summer.

We, as ITFC fans, need to cease this penchant for moaning over any issue, even if it isn't an issue. We have been hugely mismanaged over the last several years, granted, but what MM has done over the last few months has been pretty impressive (getting a miserable, leaky, britle team to win, get clean sheets and compete).

On a positive note... the Ressies might score more :-)


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wkj added 13:32 - Apr 5
If lee Martin goes I think that will be a decent chunk of wages gone as I bet he got a pretty tidy contract and the idea of him leaving is possibly because he knows they won't match it
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wkj added 13:32 - Apr 5
and if I learn to post in the right thread ill be doing well
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Garv added 13:34 - Apr 5
Could he play for the 21s?
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Marshalls_Mullet added 13:35 - Apr 5
Just get him signed up for next season.

Surely one of our £10k+ per week forwards can step up to the plate with some goals? Is it too much to ask? (probably)

Step forward Murphy, Chopra, Jay and Martin.............................. time to earn your wages lads.
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itfcbarmyarmy added 13:44 - Apr 5
its a shame really as its not like Nottingham Forrest will care if he plays for us how it wont effect them it would probably help if he goes and scores against people like palace shame that its up to the fa not the clubs whether he plays or not.

It really is a business not a game.
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ChrisMakin2012 added 13:48 - Apr 5
What's going on here? Simon Clegg's got to go now!
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radiogaga added 13:49 - Apr 5
Some of you guys who are blaming Clegg over this (and not joking) are ridiculous.

READ THE STORY, it is football league rules that have forced this loan situation, not our former CEO. Cut Clegg some slack where its due- I remember a host of clubs wanting McGoldrick when his Coventry loan ran out and he chose us over all of them. Look at the bigger picture instead of criticise unneccesarily...
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bluemikey100 added 13:53 - Apr 5
perhaps Taylor make a surprise return on the bench in the remaining games as not heard much about his return lately
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BluedanW added 14:31 - Apr 5
It may be the football league rules that has determined the length of Mcgoldrick's stay, but it was someone at the club that has decided to mislead fans into thinking he would be available to play to the end of the season. This surely was not a mistake as we already knew that players couldn't be resigned as that was the reason we could not resign DJ Campbell and also the reason we had to get Henderson deal done quickly before the end of the transfer window.
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