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Edun Set to Return to Fulham
Monday, 31st Dec 2018 15:22

Town boss Paul Lambert has confirmed that Fulham midfielder Tayo Edun’s loan spell with the Blues is being ended early, the England U20 international having been back at his parent club in recent weeks in any case due to an eye injury which has required an operation.

“He’s away back to Fulham,” Lambert said when quizzed about the 20-year-old’s surgery just before Christmas.

“Again, he’s Fulham’s player and you can’t do anything about it. His operation is going to keep him out into the new year, so Edun will probably go back, [that will mark the end of his loan spell].”

Asked whether anyone else is currently lined-up to move on, he added: “Nobody will move on unless I get people in. That’s impossible, that can’t happen.”

Edun made four starts and three sub appearances for the Blues, scoring on his debut having come on as a sub in the opening day 2-2 draw with Blackburn.

The Cottagers' youngsters departure, the exit of winger Jordan Graham who is set to join Oxford and the end of injured ex-skipper Jon Walters's spell from Burnley means the Blues now have three loanees, Trevoh Chalobah, Matthew Pennington and Janoi Donacien until his permanent leave to remain has been confirmed.

Regarding the Town players currently out on loan, Tristan Nydam’s half-season spell at St Johnstone is up in January and Lambert is going to speak to general manager of football operations Lee O’Neill about the 19-year-old’s situation.

“I’ll need to speak to Lee about that,” he said. “I’ve met the kid when he came in a few weeks ago. I spoke to him, so we need to speak to Lee and see what St Johnstone felt about him. That will probably be ongoing.

“He’s not played much at St Johnstone [one start and four sub appearances]. When you send people out on loan you’ve got to hope they play as many games as they can but he hasn’t played as much.

“But again, he’s a young player coming back and at this moment, in normal circumstances you’d bring them back and have a look at them, but at this moment we need a bit more experience.”

Out on loan for the season but with the Blues able to cut their spells short in January are Josh Emmanuel at Shrewsbury, Luke Woolfenden at Swindon and Ben Morris at Forest Green Rovers.

Asked whether he has any plans to bring them back, Lambert said: “They’re kids, you’re calling back kids to help kids. That’s a difficult situation to put anybody in.

“They need a little bit of experience. The younger ones need a little bit of experience to help them, even the lads that have not played at this level for a long time or most of their careers, a lot of the lads haven’t played at this level. A lot of them came from the lower leagues.

“That’s fine, but they need a bit of help with it and I think that’s what we have to get in, we have to get people who know the league, have played in it or have been around the block a little bit.

“You can take one, one can be a risk but you can’t do eight or nine or 10, you can’t do that.”

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Tractorboy1985 added 15:30 - Dec 31
What an absolute joke Paul hurst really was.... I do believe if we would have appointed lambert in the summer and kept a few we let go we would not be in this situation... the buck then surely stops with Evans! Why do we keep giving him an easy ride??? Wouldn’t happen anywhere else! We’ve been too soft! I will allow January to pass to see if the man really cares about our beloved football club but if I don’t see money spent or loans brought in with any ambition of staying in this division I believe we should all make a stand and drive this man out of our club! Enough is enough! He’s a wealthy human being and has used Ipswich as a tax evasion and advertising business for his other businesses for too long! I’ll hold off the protest till February.........
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BlueMachines added 15:33 - Dec 31
Emmanuel is no risk. Always acquitted himself in the side when called upon and never really looked out of place. Hasn’t shone in a lower league which I find odd. However, he is better than Spence and on that basis he should be called back.
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Suffolkboy added 15:38 - Dec 31
A concise comprehensive assessment : to the point but illustrating again the inane actions which brought about this impasse !
There’s no flim flam with PL , straight to the point but clear and reasoned .
He deserves our support and recognition for the manner in which he’s set about reconstructing what was so ignorantly and wickedly dismantled !
Every good wish for the New Year !COYB
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Sparky85 added 15:53 - Dec 31
Listened to the press conference. Is it just me or can you already sense some real frustration from PL aimed solely in the direction of Evans? Seemed to me like he’s having a fight to get the ‘help’ that he keeps referring to. Loved the fact he mentioned players wanting a few weeks to decide on joining so he just moved on to other targets as doesn’t want time wasted and only wants players that want to be here and fight.

Was good to hear Huws is almost back. Also sounded like Bart might be back between the sticks. But that’s just my interpretation of it.

Really looking forward to seeing what changes happen in the next few weeks. Let’s at least give ourselves a fighting chance
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positivity added 17:07 - Dec 31
emmanuel's a no-brainer, got to bring him back

there seems no point in leaving nydam where he is, he'd be better off in the u-23s than on the bench or worse in scotland

morris could probably do with the experience on loan, esp if lambert's bringing in a couple of strikers

woolfenden's the tricky one, undoubtedly talented, but would lambert trust him ahead of chambers/pennington/nsiala and donacien?
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wherescounago added 19:49 - Dec 31
Woolfenden or Nsiala? Give me The Wolf anytime!!!
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marco007 added 19:58 - Dec 31
Woolfenden may be a kid but potentially he's worth a punt as from what I've seen he's the best defender we have
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Gilesy added 22:32 - Dec 31
Someone run this tax evasion point past me again, because I'm just about to pay my corporation tax bill and would love to know how I could save money on next year's by making a loss with another business.
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