Winger Graham Rejoins Town on Loan
Tuesday, 28th Aug 2018 14:32
Town have announced the season-long loan signing of Jordan Graham from Wolverhampton Wanderers. Graham was previously briefly on loan with the Blues in the 2013/14 campaign.
Reports in the Midlands linked Town with a move for the winger earlier this month after a switch to Wigan broke down.
“I enjoyed being here before but I was very young and it was a big step up from academy football to playing in the first team,” Graham told the club site.
“I’m bigger and stronger now and feel like I’m in good physical condition. I’m ready for the challenge here.
“When I got the go-ahead to say the deal was done I couldn’t get down here quick enough.
“I know Chambo and Skusey from my time here before and I know a lot of the other lads as well. That always helps to settle in.
“It’s a big year for me and I’m here to make my mark. I want to score goals, I want to get as many assists as I can and I want to play my part in helping the team finish as high up the table as possible.
“I’m buzzing to be part of it here and it’s a great game to start with, the derby on Sunday.
“I got to know about the rivalry when I was here first time and how important the game is to the supporters.
"Ever since then I have watched the fixture on TV because it’s normally on live. Now I’m looking forward to be part of it.”
The former England U16 and U17 international, who represented the Republic of Ireland at U15 level, has been among a number of players not training with the Wolves first team squad recently, along with Dominic Iorfa, who was on loan at Town last season.
Graham, 23, spent a short spell on loan with the Blues from Aston Villa in late 2013 when he made two substitute appearances.
Following his short stint with the Blues Graham, who will wear the Town number 14 shirt during his second spell, moved on to Bradford on loan without making an appearance and then Wolves, who he joined on a permanent basis in 2014.
During what's been an injury-hit spell at Molineux he spent time on loan at Oxford and moved to Fulham on loan for the whole of 2017/18 but made only three sub appearances for their senior side.
In total since his spell with Town, Graham has made only 18 first team starts and eight sub appearances.
Despite Graham's lack of games, Wolves took up an option to extend his contract to the summer of 2020 in May, largely so as not to miss out on a potential fee if and when he is sold.
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|BlueandTruesince82 added 16:34 - Aug 28|
We clearly need a winger. Unless Freddie running the line is what we want and given all the square peg stuff that was levelled at Mick o assume not. We need a left winger
We have one.
Striker and Tilt next plz.
|BobbyBell added 16:36 - Aug 28|
Wingers are great IF we have more than one striker up there for the crosses.
|midastouch added 17:10 - Aug 28|
I'll reserve judgement on this one as know next to nothing about him. Would like to see a name of some sort come in to give everybody a lift but then this guy might surprise us. I hope so as we're crying out for a boost. Let's hope for another couple of faces that can genuinely strengthen the squad (rather than cheapos that just paper over the cracks) before the week is out.
COYB, let's have it on Sunday!!!
|multiplescoregasms added 17:10 - Aug 28|
Have to be honest and say this isn't a signing I am excited about. Still, let's see what the next couple of days brings us.
|derbyblue51 added 17:13 - Aug 28|
He has never done well at any club he has been on loan to.but I hope he does well. I feel Ipswich are doomed this year to div 1 but I hope they prove me wrong
|herfie added 17:13 - Aug 28|
Can understand some feeling a bit underwhelmed by this loan. But am sure that, now the deal’s been done, all will give the lad max support. He’s certainly got some lost time to make up for, and has certainly been making the right noises. Don’t honestly think much can be gained from harking back to his earlier, very brief, time here - under very different circumstances. Lot of water passed under the bridge for all concerned.
Might prove to be an astute bit of work by PH. In any event gives us a bit more depth and competition. Need now to get that CB through the door ASAP.
|planetblue_2011 added 17:16 - Aug 28|
Think he could do well for us if he stays fit. Roberts obviously isn’t ready for the challenge yet.
Then we have Ward & Rowe when he’s fit, could be too many wingers now haha!!
Hope Tilt signs & we need a proven striker to beat the budgies on Sunday & to push our season on.
|jas0999 added 17:18 - Aug 28|
Not impressed with this at all. Virtually no experience despite being 23!
|cat added 17:36 - Aug 28|
I’ve just come up with a great idea. Let’s give him a chance, see what he has to offer, then judge him.
|Tractamatt added 17:55 - Aug 28|
Happy with this but we need to win consistently now to have a chance of staying up. Think this sort of signing can only help.
|martin587 added 18:01 - Aug 28|
Let's just give the lad a chance.! 🙏
|chicoazul added 18:04 - Aug 28|
Aren't we already very top heavy in terms of the perennially injured?
|Fat_Boy_Tim added 18:06 - Aug 28|
Here's an idea, if we win on Sunday, let's not see a single word of celebration from any of the consistently negative posters on here, especially those calling us relegated after 5 league games.
|leftie1972 added 18:21 - Aug 28|
All for giving him a chance, but he really does have to hit the ground running. And run his little socks off to boot!
|Swn98 added 19:06 - Aug 28|
Palestine fans ain't what they used to be social media etc etc we saw how the fan base has degenerated last season with the disgusting way our last manager was hounded out.
|aas1010 added 19:14 - Aug 28|
Fat_boy_Tim ... tell ya what we could do instead throw tomatoes and eggs at all the ones who say give em time too gel on match 46 and relegated ! 💩
|Bert added 19:23 - Aug 28|
Looks like TWTD has been taken over by Brexit supporters who only think in nostalgic terms not the real world of football today. Give the bloke a chance !
|TimmyH added 19:28 - Aug 28|
I think the majority of negative posts are regarding his history which doesn't fill you with optimism (lets be honest)...but you never know he might come good.
By the way it's still not all about McCarthy, the slightest opportunity gives swn98 another chance to mention his beloved.
|cat added 20:10 - Aug 28|
WoodfordDim - whilst I take no downarrowing to heart, I actually think the odd one here and there is healthy, shows a bit of independence and honesty imo, but on this one occasion I’m sat here ‘seriously scratching’ my nads (lol) trying to fathom out what your one is all about? So could you be so kind as to explain it please??? more to satisfy my curiosity than anything else!
|bluearmy4life added 20:19 - Aug 28|
He sounds hungry for Sunday! Let’s hope he and ALL the players are up for it! Welcome back to ITFC Jordan
|Tractorboy1985 added 20:24 - Aug 28|
@cat.. I think it’s because he’s been here before.. had a CHANCE.. did nothing.. been down the leagues.. done nothing.. and we’ve brought him back.. why?? Come on.. it’s hardly an exciting signing nor one we desperately need.. a winger yes.. not a crock who’s played 18 games in 4 years! A striker is an absolute must before Sunday! 72 hours to go.. tick tock tick tock mr evans.......
|Guthrum added 20:29 - Aug 28|
Ipswich must be great place to come and play. Unless you're some big name they've heard of, a section of the fans will write you off from the moment you're in the door.
|cat added 20:40 - Aug 28|
Each to their own Tractorboy1985, blank canvas with me though.
BTW - hope that clocks solar powered!
|WaltonBlueNaze added 20:43 - Aug 28|
Surely PH now needs to play 4-4-2 ? Otherwise a really strange signing when we have Edwards, Rowe and Roberts! Where is the striker we are all hoping for ?
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