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Green Targeting Play-Offs and New Deal
Tuesday, 11th Feb 2014 16:58

New signing Paul Green says he hopes he can help the Blues into the play-offs and win a permanent deal during his 93-day loan at Portman Road. The 30-year-old Leeds midfielder completed his move on Saturday morning and made his debut as a sub that afternoon as Town drew 2-2 at Barnsley.

Speaking in an interview with Ipswich Player, Green said: “The gaffer is renowned for getting clubs up, so it was a big thing for me that he wanted me here.

“I know I’m not going to jump straight into the team here because the players have been doing well. I’ve got to bide my time and take my chance when it comes. I’m looking forward to my time here and hopefully I can help the club reach the play-offs.”

The Ireland international is out of contract at Elland Road in the summer and doesn’t expect to be offered new terms: “I think it finished for me at Leeds. It’s a shame because I loved it there but that’s football.

“The manager has said that there may be something here at the end of the season if I play well so it’s a possibility. We will have to see how things work out but it would be great if something could be done.”

Meanwhile, on-loan Blues striker Jack Marriott is set to play the second game of his second loan spell with Woking this evening when the Cards travel to Salisbury in the Skrill Premier. The 19-year-old has scored 10 goals in 10 games during his two spells at the Kingfield Stadium.

Freddie Veseli and Bury’s League Two game at Mansfield has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

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ericclacton added 17:17 - Feb 11
Hooray good player.

boysinblue added 17:18 - Feb 11
Well said! Can't fault the ambition. Now get on on that pitch and take us to the play-offs!

Mark added 17:28 - Feb 11
Good luck to him. It seems a very sensible way to sign players, on loan with a view to a free transfer in the summer if they do well. It certainly worked with McGoldrick and Murphy, if not quite as we'd have hoped with Tabb although he is improving recently.

Fatboy added 18:52 - Feb 11
Please could we have a picture of him in his Ipswich strip? I can't warm to him wearing a Leeds kit!

TimmyH added 20:09 - Feb 11
as per Richardson - let's not get ahead of yourself you've only been a here a few days! but all the best of luck.

fifeblue added 23:16 - Feb 11
Don't agree with the comment about the loan system. It is a terrible system and should be scrapped completely. Make all clubs build teams using their own fully contracted players only and live within their means.

WhoisJimmyJuan added 13:00 - Feb 12
Fifeblue - interesting comment. But its not a system vastly different to traditional loan systems. It gives clubs a chance to "try before you buy", it gives the loaning out club a chance to say to players who will not be offered a new contract "you will be surplus" early, so the club can financially plan ahead. Meanwhile the player themself has the opportunity to keep his fitness and find a new club early.

I would agree that, certainly at Town in recent seasons, there are perhaps too many loans in general. And I have never been too fond of a situation where the loaning in club gets lots of -say - Premiership players in to boost their chances.

Perhaps a stricter limit is the answer.

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