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Youngster Webber in Cup Squad
Friday, 6th Jan 2017 20:38

Academy left-back Pat Webber has been named in the Town senior squad for the first time ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup third round tie against Lincoln City at Portman Road.

The 17-year-old comes in as cover with full-backs Myles Kenlock (calf) and Luke Chambers (knee) both doubts ahead of the match.

Webber, who is the son of Damien Webber, who played in defence for Mick McCarthy's Millwall side in the mid-nineties, joined the Blues youth set-up from Ryman League Premier Division side Worthing, his hometown club, after a trial at the end of last season and has featured regularly in the U23s this term.

While McCarthy, who usually names a 20-man squad which is reduced to 18 on the day, has said he will name a strong XI for the tie against the Vanarama National League leaders, he was considering including one or two youngsters on the bench.

Meanwhile, the Blues and Wigan Athletic are reported to have shown interest in former Reading midfielder Jem Karacan, who is a free agent having left Galatasaray after failing to make an impact in 18 months with the Istanbul club.

The 27-year-old, who spent time on loan at Bursaspor while in Turkey, is keen to move back to the Championship.

While with Reading the Catford-born former Turkish U21 international spent spells on loan at Bournemouth and Millwall.

Elsewhere, Sheffield Wednesday are the latest club to be reported to be showing interest in Town target Danny Ward.

The 26-year-old's current club Rotherham have confirmed that there is plenty of interest in the striker with the Blues, the Owls, Derby, Huddersfield and Wolves among the clubs linked. The Millers have already turned down an offer from an unnamed club, who aren't Town.

While it had been understood that Ward's contract is up in the summer, it's now reported that Rotherham may have an option for a further season.

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OwainG1992 added 21:00 - Jan 6
Karacan would be a terrific signing. Probably no truth in it but can dream.

blue86 added 21:05 - Jan 6
Think karacan wold be a fairly decent signing on a free transfer to be honest, but we're also in despetate need of a quality box to box midfielder who can get the goals we badly need!.... I wont hold my breath though.

dukey44 added 21:19 - Jan 6
Bang goes ward the next......

runningout added 21:27 - Jan 6
How can anyone say Karacan will be any good for us or anyone, when he hasn't made an impact at all his clubs in 2 and a half years.. I give up

christiand added 21:31 - Jan 6
Evans needs to put his hand in his pocket if we are going to get a decent box to box midfielder, which we are desperately in need of. Failing that, the club should stop 'mugging us off' and expect us to keep turning up, even when they are showing such a distinct lack of ambition. It works both ways.

DurhamTownFan added 21:51 - Jan 6
Karacan might be decent, we just don't know. More evidence that whatever that b*ll*cks plan we heard last week says, the real plan is to sign proven championship battlers on free transfers so mick can keep dishing up his ugly, scrappy fare.

Ambiguous towards tomorrow's game. If we were to lose then surely MM would be much closer to the door, but then if we were to play the kids and win the feeling would be really good. My guess is for a scrappy 2-1 which answers nobody's questions.

PJewellisaGod added 22:06 - Jan 6
Good luck to Webber, if he gets to play.

miltonsnephew added 22:25 - Jan 6
Would love to see us sign Ravel Morrison and or Jose Baxter.

Both Free agents, mid 20's great stats and pedigree.
Terrible displine and need a kick up the backside.
Both desperate for a route back into the game.

I'm sure Mick M could instill that Kick in the Backside.

yorksblue added 22:34 - Jan 6
Definitely not Baxter. Complete n utter waste of space. Given so many chances at Blades and blew them all

miltonsnephew added 22:51 - Jan 6
Look at the stats of Baxter on Wikipedia.... obviously a talent.

Just needs a stern manager and a proper talking too.

goat_man added 23:14 - Jan 6
Seeing Jem play for us would be so weird, as I used to be in the same class as him in prep school.

Mr_Evans added 00:10 - Jan 7
Baxter is a no go. He's currently serving a 12 month ban after testing positive for cocaine. He is unable to play or train with a team until after the 16/17 season.

battyblue added 04:47 - Jan 7
Good luck to you Pat if you play or not and well done for reaching the squad.

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