Elliott and Norris at Town to Conclude Loan Moves Monday, 29th Jul 2019 15:58
TWTD understands new loan recruits Tom Elliott and Will Norris are both at Portman Road this afternoon to undergo medicals and complete the other formalities relating to their signings.
Elliott’s move to Town from Millwall on a season-long loan, which TWTD revealed last night, still has a fair way to progress and may not be concluded until tomorrow, while it’s likely Norris’s switch from Wolves will be concluded later today, although won't be confirmed until Bartosz Bialkowski's move to Millwall is done and dusted, which now won't be until tomorrow. Both players will sign on season-long loans.
It’s understood Bialkowski is at Millwall as he moves towards confirmation of his season-long switch to the Lions, a deal which could also be concluded tomorrow.
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Great deal all round. We need height and a physical presence up front being in League 1. A competitive keeper plus we get to keep Bart whilst getting a significant chunk of his wages off our books to fund these recruits. Its excellent business as has it been all summer.
Need 2 more before the 8th of August. A CB and an RB then we're done.
Portman Terrorist - Bart was a bit of a disaster for us last season with 6 points literally thown away by him alone against Bristol City (H) and Millwall (H). Can't argue with his form in the 3 years previous but we needed a change and Holy looks to be a decent number one. Agree we need a couple of defenders notably a big unit at centre back. The defence as it stands does worry me I have to say. I Trust PL to get a couple more bodies in.
If we are to have a successful season, we will be playing a lot of games. Considering Morris, Folami and Sears are all injured, we cannot flog Norwood and Jackson especially in the Checkatrade. Elliott may well have been brought in to play those games, to give the others a rest which they will undoubtedly need at some point.
Hope Elliott surprises us. Every player has a club suited to them. Is this his I wonder? Bart is good enough for any club! If he shines at Millwall unsure if he is sellable to clubs for decent fee, while on loan.
Can see the reasoning behind it. We keep Bart with a huge chunk of his wages gone and a "plan B" striker if things aren't going our way. The only thing that does concern me is Elliott has missed most of pre season with a hamstring injury and apparently is still carrying it. Hope it doesn't turn out to be dead money (wages).
Norris I can't comment as I've never seen him in action but must be decent if Wolves nabbed him from Cambridge.
Elliott looks to fill a void we've had since Murph left. I remember him being a physical menace once or twice vs town and possibly even scored vs us once. From watching the above video he'll feed off Judge's good set piece deliveries and let's be honest we need a route one option in league one. Not every team are going to let our kids play around them for 90 mins.
so thats 3 loan players in already ,thought pl said we cant keep bringing in loan players we need to nurture our own or bring in our own players by buying for frees etc,why not give harry wright the opportunity to step in as a no 2.
Elliott had the physical presence we sorely lacked in that pathetic performance at the Den last season when he was subbed o. He will win lots of headers but looked a bit slow and cumbersome on the ground tbh. Will never be Henri Mark 2!!!