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Town Sign Tottenham Defender on Loan
Friday, 19th Jan 2018 11:05

Town have signed Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers on loan for the rest of the season.

The 20-year-old USA international came through the youth system at White Hart Lane, where he worked with the Blues' head of player and coaching development Bryan Klug during his spell as assistant academy director at Spurs.

Southend-born Carter-Vickers joined the Tottenham academy aged seven and progressed through the ranks and has made four starts for his parent club, two in the FA Cup, two in the Carabao Cup.

The 6ft 1in tall central defender joined Sheffield United on loan in August and made 18 starts for the Blades, scoring his only senior goal so far on his debut in a 1-0 win at Bolton, where the Blues are in action tomorrow coincidentally.

His final game for the South Yorkshiremen was their 1-0 FA Cup victory over Town earlier in the month.

Carter-Vickers says it's been quite a week for him with his spell at Bramall Lane coming to a surprise end and then his move to the Blues.

“I didn’t expect to be called back," he told iFollow Ipswich. "I thought I would be at Sheffield for the season but then I got told Ipswich wanted me.

“It’s all happened very quickly but I know Ipswich are a big club and it’s an exciting opportunity for me.

“I looked at the Championship table and Ipswich are only four points off the play-offs so hopefully I can help the team push on and compete for the top six places.

“I’ve really enjoyed Championship football. It’s a demanding league and there are a lot of big clubs in the division. Ipswich are one of them and I’m thankful for the chance to come and play here.”

The defender, who will wear the Town number 27 shirt, qualifies for the USA through his father, Howard Carter, who was a notable basketball player for the Denver Nuggets and Louisiana State University in the 1980s, and has won one senior cap in addition to appearances at U18, U20 and U23 levels.

Carter-Vickers will go straight into the squad for Saturday's game at Bolton with his recruitment allowing Tommy Smith to complete his switch to the Colorado Rapids.

Town are also expected to announce the signing of Stephen Gleeson from Birmingham this morning with that move now understood to be a short-term deal to the end of the season with the 29-year-old midfielder set to have his contract at St Andrew's, which was due to be up at the end of the season, terminated.

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homer_123 added 11:07 - Jan 19
Well done all involved, a very decent loan signing. Welcome CCV.

midastouch added 11:09 - Jan 19
The fact that Bryan Klug rates him is encouraging. I don't mind quality loan signings, let's hope this is one that falls into that bracket. What I'm not so keen on is journeyman loans although I do get the argument that sometimes they are necessary on a short-term basis to help cope with an injury crisis.

Kulturarv added 11:11 - Jan 19
Welcome to ITFC!

Ardentitfc1978 added 11:12 - Jan 19

hockleyblue added 11:15 - Jan 19
I have many Spurs fans who really rate this lad.
Well done ITFC and Bryan Klug.

oioihardy added 11:17 - Jan 19
Yes he’s a good player. But selling smith still leaves us very short at the back!! So why f*cking sell Smith.

PortmanTerrorist added 11:20 - Jan 19
Could be a great move for all parties. Welcome Cameron

However given our recent injury record i do think we should ask Tommy to give us a bit least until we are mathematically safe from relegation, as MLS does not kick off until March. Would love to see Tommy one more time against the Scum, until Webster's arrival our most natural defender, and should have been made captain years ago - great and loyal servant who will be missed.

beornioblue added 11:20 - Jan 19
welcome Cameron

I think all the press around you states you should do better here than the last 2 double barreled named players haha

rfretwell added 11:22 - Jan 19
Very powerful, great in the air even though he's 1.83 mtrs tall. Excellent sporting genes

Rensham added 11:23 - Jan 19
Doesn't look anything like Connor Goldson.

bluerico added 11:25 - Jan 19
A young player on the books at Spurs, who has Championship experience. Seems a good signing to me.

Sorry added 11:25 - Jan 19
Good signing but a bit weird. Why did he not just stay at Sheffield United? Have we offered a bigger loan fee or something?

miltonsnephew added 11:30 - Jan 19
Everton say they have too many players currently and need to trim the squad.


thebeat added 11:34 - Jan 19
Seems a decent signing but double barrelled surname, I'm not having that.

Cookycrew added 11:34 - Jan 19
He played well against us in the FA Cup a couple of weeks ago at PR....(even though we didn't get a meaningful shot on target all game).

He looked quick, very strong & is a good height.
Well done MM (& obviously Mr.Klug advised & knows that he is a good player).

hampstead_blue added 11:36 - Jan 19
Happy with a player whom Klug rates.

Not so happy with one of MM's former journeymen though.

Taricco_Fan added 11:36 - Jan 19
This is better. Young with Championship experience and from a great academy. Welcome aboard.

Surco72 added 11:39 - Jan 19
Good loan signing but losing another actual player owned . Come the summer we will be another defender down ,
If we want promotion we need to spending some kind of money but the club looks happy to drift along making do

yungblue added 11:47 - Jan 19
assured defender. Having seen him live, a hell of a size!! With the addition of Gleeson. A solid January so far, probably wouldn’t need to acquire further additions, injury permitting.

Radlett_blue added 12:00 - Jan 19
Seems a decent addition - plenty of Championship experience at a club who are doing well. Wonder why he didn't stay at the Blunts though - perhaps Ipswich is nearer to home?

cleggo added 12:03 - Jan 19
brilliant signing

dangerous30 added 12:03 - Jan 19
Welcome too town Cameron :-) shame we don't give klug a chance as manger he has such a good knowledge of players.

Bluebell added 12:03 - Jan 19
Sounds like a great signing!

Well done Bryan Klug.

martin587 added 12:07 - Jan 19
Living in Southend I've heard a great deal about this Lad,and the move sounds very good for us.Lets just hope he gets into the team sooner rather than later.Well done Town,very good signing.

Duly38 added 12:08 - Jan 19
- oioihardy

Probably because Smith is our worst defender by an absolute mile?

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