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Town Targeting Pringle on Loan
Tuesday, 9th Feb 2016 17:08

TWTD understands that Town are targeting the loan signing of Fulham winger Ben Pringle in addition to their move for former Watford man Lloyd Dyer.

The Blues are two widemen short following the recent departure of Tommy Oar and Ryan Fraser having suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday’s game at QPR. Town will confirm the extent of the on-loan AFC Bournemouth man’s problem later in the week.

We understand that discussions with Dyer, who is a free agent having settled his contract with the Hornets last week, have been ongoing over the last few days but that the terms of his deal to the end of the season have not yet been agreed.

Town were previously keen on Pringle in the summer when he was a free agent having turned down a contract at Rotherham but the 26-year-old opted to join the Cottagers on a two-year deal with an option for a further season.

Since moving to Craven Cottage the Newcastle-born wideman or central midfielder has made 15 starts and three sub appearances, scoring two goals, but his last game was on December 29th, while his most recent start came earlier that month.

Pringle joined the Millers in 2011 from Derby County, having previously been playing in non-league with Newcastle Blue Star, Morpeth Town and Ilkeston Town, after a spell with West Brom’s academy as a youngster. While with Derby he spent a spell on loan with Torquay.

Pringle, whose set pieces led to both Rotherham’s goals in their 2-0 victory over the Blues in February 2015, made 154 starts and 14 sub appearances for the Millers, scoring 22 goals, and helped them to promotion from League Two as runners-up in 2012/13 and League One via the play-offs in 2013/14.

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hector_clifford added 17:11 - Feb 9
This would great, come on Mick!

PJH added 17:13 - Feb 9
That would be good if it happens.
I think most were in favour when we were supposedly after him previously.

babyblueboy added 17:14 - Feb 9
Whoopy do "AND"

legoman added 17:16 - Feb 9
Hope his footy is as addictive.

norfstanda added 17:31 - Feb 9
It would appear that regarding signing players on loan, that once town pop they can't stop......

Kesgraveblue57 added 17:38 - Feb 9
He could well be better than what we got but his pedigree and history is not great is it, also loaning from a championship side shows no ambition

bigolconnor added 17:40 - Feb 9
Dyer isn't a loan deal, but good punnery.

hogster1970 added 17:42 - Feb 9
I agree. Personally at this stage of the season any loan deals should be up and coming young talent from the prem.

Ruddockclyro added 17:57 - Feb 9
Great deal if we can get him on loan, decent winger to have as we're really lacking in that area at the moment.

bluebare added 17:59 - Feb 9
we needed him instead of douglas in the summer he has always performed against us with bags of energy and fairly quick

planetblue_2011 added 17:59 - Feb 9
So hasn't Dyer signed yet then?
Not a bad player Pringle, can he guide us to the big time!!!!

Mark added 17:59 - Feb 9
At 26 rather than 33 there is more potential for improvement in the longer term, although it'd be a short term loan that would not stretch to the play-offs presumably. A pity we couldn't have done the deal a few days earlier to last the season out.

Still, if we could get both Pringle and Dyer that would at least be something. With Fraser out, Oar gone and Maitland-Niles struggling to make an impact, we are crying out for wingers.

jas0999 added 18:08 - Feb 9
Would be a much better signing than Dyer. Will he be available if we reach the play offs though?

1psw1ch added 18:12 - Feb 9
That would be a crisp move

runaround added 18:13 - Feb 9
Was highly thought of at Rotherham & I seem to recall he has a decent cross on him so would be pleased if we can get him.
Regarding Dyer I do wonder if, as he is only just out of contract, whether he is bargaining harder around the deal?
I would guess if it doesn't happen in next 24 hours it won't & we will move on

therein61 added 18:17 - Feb 9
As for Pringle he snubbed us for the money at Fulham now if we get him we have to pay his heavy wages(nice for the rest of the squad!!) and with what has been going on financially how can we afford him? while he is a good player who I wanted us to sign as he would have been a good addition, I would now question his attitude!? while dyer is only a short term option I feel he would want to play for us at least.

Michael11 added 18:18 - Feb 9
Wouldn't be unhappy if we signed him. Always looked a handy player whenever I've seen him. Unfortunately, we just won't get another Ryan Fraser. Wish we'd taken less money for Mings to keep Fraser permanently.

BossMan added 18:21 - Feb 9
So which one of those two league 1 wingers is the replacement for Fraser ?

sidtheswan added 18:23 - Feb 9
Would be a good addition . Always liked watching him play against us .

Dozzells_Bobblehat added 18:23 - Feb 9
Good lord there is some rubbish spoken on here. No ambition loaning a player from another championship side!! So if we had signed Jordan Rhodes on loan!! . It doesn't matter where they come from surely it's how they perform when they arrive.
As for paying his ridiculous wages, I'm pretty sure if we sign him we won't be paying him anymore than our regular first teamers. I would imagine we would pay some and Fulham pay the rest as in previous deals.

dawoolah added 18:33 - Feb 9
Pringle will have to win a few people over if he comes, having chosen Fulham over us in the summer.

muccletonjoe added 18:40 - Feb 9
He didn't want to be here before. Can't see that changing now

RonFearonsHair added 18:51 - Feb 9
I heard he stopped being picked for Fulham because he kept getting stuck in the tube.

blue442 added 18:53 - Feb 9
Bring some player's from the academy in mick better than anything we will sign now

caught-in-limbo added 18:55 - Feb 9
Looking forward to his crunching tackles and crisp passing - hope he's available at the crunch and doesn't cost us a packet.

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