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Town Linked With New Oshilaja Move
Tuesday, 21st Aug 2018 12:08

Town are reported to have revived their interest in AFC Wimbledon central defender Deji Oshilaja, with Bolton Wanderers also said to be eyeing the 25-year-old.

On the final afternoon of the transfer window TWTD revealed that the Blues were looking to get one more signing over the line with Oshilaja that target.

Manager Paul Hurst subsequently confirmed that the club was unable to agree a fee with the Dons for the Londoner - “We felt the valuation was too high” - and said he thought it was unlikely a loan deal could be done, although without ruling it out entirely.

“I’m not sure whether a loan deal would be happening there. But let’s see what these next weeks bring,” he said.

Now, according to HITC Sport, the Blues and Trotters are both trying to sign Oshilaja on loan - presumably with a view to the deal becoming a permanent switch in January - before the end of the month.

Oshilaja, Wimbledon’s captain, was with Cardiff’s youth set-up during which time he spent spells on loan at Newport, Sheffield Wednesday and Gillingham. He joined the Dons, who are yet to concede goal in League One this season, last summer.

Town are looking to recruit another central defender before the August 31st loan deadline. Former loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers is looking less likely to be that player with the Tottenham youngster reportedly close to a move to Swansea, while Sheffield Wednesday are also now said to be interested.

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TractorBoyTommy added 12:14 - Aug 21
Another league 1 player with no championship experience. Just what we need............

SamWhiteUK added 12:16 - Aug 21
Yes those League 1 players did so badly against Villa - don't think we need any more.... [roll]

SamWhiteUK added 12:16 - Aug 21
Oops no smileys here

jpring89 added 12:17 - Aug 21
And the only way to get experience in the Championship is to .....^^^


Buyoutclause added 12:29 - Aug 21
Afc Wimbledon's start to the season: 3 games, 0 goals conceded. Oshilaja at the heart of their defence. Would be great to get this done, but can't believe they would be willing to let him go at this stage...

TractorBoyTommy added 12:32 - Aug 21
@SamWhiteUK dont mention the draw to blackburn or defeats to rotherham and exeter, just mention the fortunate draw we got against villa hahaha

SamWhiteUK added 12:32 - Aug 21
Especially as he's their skipper...

WebbyWebster added 12:36 - Aug 21
@Tommy i was at the villa game it was not lucky what are you on about? Bart only had to make one actual save and we held our own comfortably, villa didn't look like scoring albeit nor did we really in patches

Blueray added 12:37 - Aug 21
Not sure it was a fortunate draw at all....

runningout added 12:47 - Aug 21
2 points from 9 with a little optimism is slightly embarrassing in anyones book

Len_Brennan added 12:47 - Aug 21
Carter Vickers is an excellent centre half who has already proven his quality at Championship level; signing him would be a no-brainer had we been able to compete with Swansea. Where we go after that is difficult. Players like Adrian Mariappa at Watford or Kevin Long at Burnley are solid options who are not in their respective first teams at the moment. My preference would be to get that type of player in ahead of Oshilaja, if possible, as he is not proven & we don't really have much time for him to get up to speed. And yet, paradoxically, I would love us to sort out a deal for Curtis Tilt once & for all. I just really like the look of him, he's left footed & Paul Hurst identified him as his main defensive target from day one. He has adapted easily to league 1 football & has a class about him that makes me feel he would take another step up in his stride.

TractorBoyTommy added 12:50 - Aug 21
@runningout 2 home games out of 3, and played 2 of the teams promoted last season who will be fighting a relegation battle. And lets not forget that defeat to Exeter in the League cup. So yeah slightly embarrassing of me having little optimsim!!!

TimmyH added 12:57 - Aug 21
I know I'm going to get down voted on this but haven't we had enough signings from the lower leagues? evidence so far (although the season is young) that they're going to gel into a formidable Championship outfit. But I will be patient for a while.

TractorBoyTommy added 13:02 - Aug 21
@TimmyH join me in the world of downlikes, as a present ill be the first to mark your comment down. Unfortunately if you have more than half a brain cell you get down voted!

Barty added 13:02 - Aug 21
I also feel that we need a recognised striker at this level

TractorBoyTommy added 13:12 - Aug 21
@Barty down vote for you for that very true comment, i have said the same in other posts. but apparently we have signed the next jamie vardy and kevin keegan so we dont need experience!

jpring89 added 13:14 - Aug 21
Tommy have a word with yourself.

Blocker123 added 13:16 - Aug 21
Tractorboytommy... what a drepressing gloomy person. Perhaps you should change your name to Chicken Licken... who ran around saying 'The sky is falling in!'
Ps leave the thinking to those without the doom and gloom, and a more balanced view!

itfcbishop added 13:48 - Aug 21
@TractorBoyTommy I dont comment often, but purposely logged in to make a reply. This forum is all for opinions and by your opinion that you're not happy with current situation of getting less experienced players but hungry players in, and total respect your opinion. But do you ever stop just whinging, you're like a bloody parrot. please reply with a link to a positive post so i can see it, thanks.

unknown100 added 13:59 - Aug 21
Anyone complaining about league 2 players or that we only have 2 points clearly just haven't been to a game all year as they have been the 2 most entertaining games I've seen since before McCarthy and we haven't even won, it will all come together and we will fly, hopefully a win tonight and then we will be on such a roll

lonelyblue added 14:01 - Aug 21
Tommy is a Norwich fan, isn’t he? I’m sure it’s been mentioned before, but if we just ignore him, he’ll go away in the end.

TractorBoyTommy added 14:09 - Aug 21
@lonelyblue I have been to more ipswich games than you have had hot dinners so pipe down lad.

@unknown100 so you forgot to mention the exeter game, did you go? I was there and I would say that performance was way below a MM team performance. I am going to presume your next argument will be mentioning MM cup run. Lets put this into perspective our strongest team lost to Exeters second team, at least when we were in the cup with MM he would put the reserves out

timkatieadamitfc added 14:10 - Aug 21
@unknown100, sorry but I was at Blackburn game and it wasn’t exciting, we were outplayed by a team in a lower division last season and we were at home. Didn’t make Villa game but we were MUCH better apparently

TimmyH added 14:10 - Aug 21
TractorboyTommy - why down vote everyone? seem a bit miffed.

TonyHumesIpswich added 14:12 - Aug 21
Tommy isn't a Norwich fan, he's just concerned about our prospects for success this season. He isn't the only one by any degree. But judging this team on 4 games is pretty unfair. 10 games in and we will have a really good idea of what this team is all about. For the time being let's try to be positive about any new signings that are made and get behind the team, We haven't got the gift of hindsight yet.

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