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Town Complete Quaner Loan Signing
Tuesday, 8th Jan 2019 20:09

Town have completed the signing of Huddersfield forward Collin Quaner on loan until the end of the season.

"I'm looking forward to my time here and I'm excited," Quaner, 27, told iFollow Ipswich.

"This time of the season is always busy in football but it's been a really busy couple of days for me and I'm glad the move is finalised and I can fully focus now.

"I will do my absolute best for the club and given the situation I think this is an opportunity for us as a team to do something great. I've never played at Portman Road before and I can't wait to get going."

Düsseldorf-born Quaner was with his local club Fortuna - more than 60 of whose fans could see him given his Town debut on Saturday as they make their annual pilgrimage to Portman Road - as a youngster but only ever featured for their second team before moving on to Arminia Bielefeld, FC Ingolstadt, Hansa Rostock (loan), VfR Aalen and then Union Berlin.

The 6ft 3in forward, who plays down the centre or, as has usually been the case with the Terriers, out wide on the right, moved to Huddersfield in January 2017, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal and featured throughout the rest of that season - 12 starts, 10 sub appearances - as the Terriers won promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs, adding three goals to the nine he had scored for Union in the first half of the campaign.

Last season Quaner, who will wear the number 45 shirt while with Town, made 13 starts and 13 sub appearances in the Premier League, in addition to five cup starts, without scoring.

During 2018/19, Quaner has made only two sub appearances, both in the Premier League.

Outlining the reasons why Quaner was allowed to join the Blues, Terriers head coach David Wagner told their official site: “Collin would not feature for us regularly during the rest of the current season, so I’m happy that we can get him out on loan to play games at a good level in the Sky Bet Championship.

“He is a fantastic character and deserves this chance; I wish him the best of luck during his time at Ipswich.”

Meanwhile, we understand Town’s move for Cardiff City’s Republic of Ireland winger Anthony Pilkington remains ongoing.

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tags added 20:11 - Jan 8
Hmm - does he look happy to be here?

Dissboyitfc added 20:12 - Jan 8
Welcome! please score some goals!

blue86 added 20:12 - Jan 8
welcome to itfc collin, now fire us away from the relegation zone, we are all behind you!! coyb

GFH added 20:12 - Jan 8
Welcome and good luck.

Warkys_Tash added 20:13 - Jan 8
Well done Town,could be the muscle up front we need..

now lets get in Pilks before Friday midday..

blue86 added 20:15 - Jan 8
@ tags, i reckon lambert had just pointed out where we are in the league!! lol

Saxonblue74 added 20:17 - Jan 8
Good news. Add Pilkington into the mix and get our very talented and creative midfield match fit and these could be exciting times. Keep the faith, we can still do this!

ArnieM added 20:18 - Jan 8
Welcome to the Club pity Pilkington isn’t going to join us though.

Bergholtblue added 20:19 - Jan 8
"13 starts and 13 sub appearances in the Premier League, in addition to five cup starts, without scoring.". Prolific then!

Still if Huddersfield played him out wide, perhaps that wasn't his best position. If he turns out to be half as good as the last striker we got from Huddersfield he will be OK.

All the best and welcome to ITFC.

dommyboyblue added 20:20 - Jan 8
Yeh shame just heard pilkington's may off to Wigan.

ITFCsince73 added 20:20 - Jan 8
30+ appearances last season. No goals scored.
You couldn’t make it up......yet another let’s see how it goes striker. Not ready to go.

dangerous30 added 20:24 - Jan 8
Welcome 😀

AbujaBlue added 20:27 - Jan 8
Welcome, Collin.

@ITFCsince73 - Because there are so many prolific strikers itching to join 24th placed Ipswich Town (on loan too)? Be realistic. Physical presence is something we've been missing for some time now.

Saxonblue74 added 20:28 - Jan 8
.....where is the Pilkington news coming from?

Pecker added 20:29 - Jan 8
tags. That's exactly what I was thinking.

ipswichheritage added 20:29 - Jan 8
I’ve got a positive feeling that his guy is actually going to be a brilliant acquisition.. best of luck - let’s start with a brace against Rotherham please..!

runaround added 20:31 - Jan 8
Welcome Collin

beornioblue added 20:32 - Jan 8
Welcome !! Bag us some goals


Come on lambert get Pilkington in ... he really could be something to cheer about as well, Wigan are the only team to look worse than us all season .. and this is what happened close season Wigan coming in for our targets. Piss off Latics

ITFCsince73 added 20:40 - Jan 8
Yes Saxonblue74 in our defence we trust

ITFCsince73 added 20:46 - Jan 8
Abuja blue. Asking for a front player who has scored at least 1 goal in the last 2 yrs isn’t to much to ask for is it.... This is why we are were we are. And we are were we’re heading.
The mighty Rotherham defence must be quaking in their boots.

iaintaylorx added 20:50 - Jan 8
Let’s all welcome the lad and judge him after a few games! So many people on Twitter skating this signing before the lad has even kicked a ball!! COYB!

Saxonblue74 added 20:52 - Jan 8
ITFCsince73: forget our defence. The most important thing to get us out of this hole is winning games which is impossible without scoring goals. It's time to throw caution to the wind for any chance of survival. We could spend ME's entire (considerable) fortune on the best back 4 in Europe and still be relegated without conceding another goal all season! Final roll of the dice this month and I for one think we're going the right way. Budgies are shipping goals wholesale but still sitting pretty, and much as I hate to say it providing decent entertainment for their supporters along the way.

wayway added 20:55 - Jan 8
Just how many loan players have we got now

Saxonblue74 added 21:02 - Jan 8
.....not enough if that's our best hope for survival. Keep them coming!

ITFCsince73 added 21:04 - Jan 8
Sorry Saxon blue, my views are of course different to yours.
We bring in forward players that aren’t used to scoring.
Not sure that’s going to help our cause.
We’ve had serious problems of late conceding terrible, avoidable goals.
As yet haven’t done anything to address this important issue.
But if you feel pleased about the way this window is progressing, good on you.

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