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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