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Hurst Looking at Loans Both in and Out
Thursday, 9th Aug 2018 20:17

Town boss Paul Hurst has confirmed that he will be looking to add to his nine signings so far via the loan option open to EFL clubs until the end of the month and also says he will make some of his players available on the same basis.

“There are a couple of deals that we’ve missed out on and I still think we’ll have to look into the loan market for one or two more players between now and September,” he said. "But overall, as I said, I think it’s been a really productive time for us.”

Hurst confirmed that a centre-half is top of his list with a deadline day move for AFC Wimbledon skipper Deji Oshilaja having failed to come to fruition, the Blues having given up on their long-term interest in Blackpool’s Curtis Tilt.

A striker is also required following Joe Garner's late, late deadline day departure for Wigan Athletic.

Would he look to sign players on loan but with a view to those deals becoming permanent in January? “I’m not going to get too hung up on whether I feel they can be turned into permanents. I think it’s just important you’re assessing every day.

“What can happen between now and that window closing is injuries or if somebody’s really out of form and you need to change something, but in general I think I’ve got a pretty clear idea in truth of what I’d like to bring in positionally.

“But I think a lot of situations will change after today in terms of people know the permanents they’ve got, if they’ve managed to get deals in that they’ve wanted and suddenly there'll be more players available, and probably we’re no different to that.

“I haven’t circulated anyone’s name for loan or anything like that. After today, I think I’ll make people aware that we might have some players available if they’d like to take them on loan.”

Already fringe players Aaron Drinan, Chris Smith and Pat Webber have moved to Vanarama National League sides Sutton, Aldershot and Braintree respectively for the first half of the season.

Hurst added: “We have [a lot of players across the middle]. Again, I think that will be something I’ll certainly be looking at, certainly not because I don’t think they’re good players or I don’t see them having a future at Ipswich Town, it’s more about people getting games.

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“I’ll be trying to get them somewhere where I feel for their development they can get minutes on the pitch because I will never send anyone out on loan and speak to a manager or a club and say they’ve got to play.

“That’s a load of rubbish in my opinion. They’ve got to earn their right to play. As a manager you don’t want something hung over your head saying you have to play a certain player because [he may not be] the best one for the team at that moment in time.

“Sometimes it’s not even fair on the player, so I’m not really keen on those sorts of deals. But where you feel they’ve got a genuine opportunity to play, that’s what we’ll look for with a couple of lads.”

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AlexGreen added 20:26 - Aug 9
A loan until January for Bishop to Cambridge Utd would be a good move for all concerned maybe. He's from the area, would be an absolute star in that league, and would definitely help get his confidence and fitness up.

midastouch added 20:31 - Aug 9
Can we loan TractorBoyTommy to Norwich? ;-)

BlueandTruesince82 added 20:43 - Aug 9
Pretty sure he's already signed Midas

alljezer added 20:43 - Aug 9
Has tractor boy got championship experience lol

Len_Brennan added 20:44 - Aug 9
@Midas: I think they might have already loaned him to us.

spanishblue added 20:45 - Aug 9
Hoping Bish is further along than that, if not he's in big trouble now sicknote Ademeyi could be loaned out to a Sunday league pub side he might be fit enough for that,he,lol be fit when he's kicked out no doubt for another contract,or is he that unlucky

grinch added 21:00 - Aug 9
Sears to Colchester would be good for all parties

Kirbmeister added 21:02 - Aug 9
Somehow I don’t think Bishop will figure much at Town in the future.

RoyalAscotBlue added 21:05 - Aug 9
We are screaming out for a left sided centre-half so that should definitely be our priority. And hopefully we can let a few midfielders go out on loan. Other than that the squad looks good to me... as long as the gamble pays off on the young and hungry strikers. Harrison looks like a good acquisition, lets hope Jackson is too.

On the whole I am very positive about the way things are shaping up and I'm very impressed with Paul Hurst. Early days I know but after falling out of love with the game completely over the last few years it's so good to feel that things are turning around again.

BigHibbs added 21:08 - Aug 9
Skuse, downes, dozzell, Bishop, adeyemi, nydam, Nolan and huws ! I may have even missed one ? That’s 8 central midfielders. We play with a three, that’s 5 missing out ? 2 of them may have to go out on loan ? Personally hope it’s bishop and nydam

BigHibbs added 21:21 - Aug 9
Chalobah ! I did miss one

JoHnNnY added 21:24 - Aug 9
Dozzell must stay and compete.

jas0999 added 21:31 - Aug 9
Why? Plenty of time to sell, why not to buy! Seems like effort was made to sell Garner. Yet, not to sign a permanent replacement. Shame.

SheptonMalletBlue added 21:45 - Aug 9
Can we loan out the fist pumper, maybe to talksport so he can team up with his old buddy, also Knudsen!!!!

PJewellisaGod added 22:16 - Aug 9
Through looking through forums it seems many other Championship clubs are also looking for centre half's and strikers on-loan, so good luck. I can see some very good offers being made to Premiership teams. Don't think Wigan will be looking anymore now though, what with their 7 first team strikers. Talk about competition for two places! Good luck Garner on that one (if we added their U23 strikers we'd be into double figures!)

minesapint added 22:28 - Aug 9
Spence did well enough in central defence at the start of last season and it could be argued that Knudsen is more effective as a CB rather than LB.

mojo added 23:00 - Aug 9
Hypothetically could we pay say a 900k loan fee to Blackpool for Tilt and sign him on a free in Jan?

harlingblue added 04:02 - Aug 10
Sick Notes you have had your day, walking wounded get fit to play, new players coming in to take your place, young and eager to state their claim.

jabberjackson added 06:00 - Aug 10
It makes me laugh the way people bang on about tilt, as if he is the missing link. Let’s be honest very few of us had even heard of tilt two months ago. Maybe better that we leave it to the people know a little more than us?

robpontin added 11:11 - Aug 10
Jas0999 transfer window is closed can't permanently sign unless they are out of contract till Jan

Elkcib1 added 11:38 - Aug 10
I’ve been reading this site for years but have never posted before, so I’ve now joined.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and this is a platform to view those opinions on the team & club, but really, why do we have so many experts who always know better??? It’s always made me laugh how we should do this and do that, and then when we do that, those same people moan, social media attention madness!
Back to the team and PH, I think he’s done some great business, he’s cleared some space, he’s got in younger players who will want to prove themselves and show that hunger. They may take time to bed in but I’d rather that than some ‘experienced pro’ who just turns up. This is a building project over weeks, months and dare I say a couple of seasons! We’ll have highs and lows his season, and I can’t wait until the games come thick and fast.

TimmyH added 12:14 - Aug 10
Chalobah, Edun, Donacien? many more? Please if we're going to get any more loans in let's have 'actual' quality like we had with Lawrence, Fraser, Celina etc. not potential, we have enough on our books with potential.

dirtydingusmagee added 08:45 - Aug 11
with the view to making it permanent in January ,Midastouch

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