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Elliott Loan Move on Hold
Tuesday, 30th Jul 2019 17:04

TWTD understands striker Tom Elliott’s loan move from Millwall is on hold due to the hamstring injury he suffered earlier this month in the Lions’ pre-season friendly against Concord Rangers.

The 28-year-old's recovery from the problem, reported to be a grade one strain at the time, had been expected to be further along the line at this point, so the switch has been temporarily put on hold.

Elliott was at Portman Road yesterday to undergo a medical and complete the formalities relating to his season-long switch.

TWTD revealed that the Blues were lining up a move for Elliott on Sunday, having first tried to sign him as part of a proposed renegotiation with Millwall after Bartosz Bialkowski's initial switch broke down last month.

It's likely Town will monitor progress on his injury in the weeks to come ahead of the end of the transfer window on September 2nd.

However, the Blues continue to be linked with another striking option, Blackburn's Joe Nuttall, and may well have other alternatives that they may now look to.

According to The Sun, Town could move for 22-year-old Nuttall, who is also believed to be interesting Blackpool.

Bury-born Nuttall, who is 6ft tall, started his career with Manchester City’s youth set-up before moving on to Aberdeen, during which time he had spells on loan at Stranraer and Dumbarton.

He joined Blackburn in 2017 and has made nine starts and 28 sub appearances for Tony Mowbray’s side, scoring eight goals.

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Reusersgreasymop added 17:07 - Jul 30
Avoid. Let’s get someone fit and ready to play. Not someone to join the rest in the physio’s room.


Mark added 17:14 - Jul 30
So it was a swap deal where Bart leaves and we get no Millwall player in return. I hope they paid a decent loan fee, but I have my doubts.

rollercoastertown added 17:15 - Jul 30
Not sure he is good enough to risk taking with an injury. If you want a striker with a hamstring injury you may as well get Will Keane back.

Nobbysnuts added 17:18 - Jul 30
You might as well get my grandma but she has got a dodgy hip.😁

Pilgrimblue added 17:21 - Jul 30
I agree we should leave well alone until his injury issues have been dealt with. Probably means will be sign Nutall or maybe someone else is being lined up

raycrawfordswig added 17:21 - Jul 30
Don’t need another sick note get nuttall

BlueBlood90 added 17:24 - Jul 30
If there’s any doubt about him being injury prone then avoid signing him at all costs. We’ve had too many sick notes as it is. Go for Joe Nuttall.

backwaywhen added 17:24 - Jul 30
So they get Bart , who they did not want because of a past injury .... we get nobody for now but may get an injury prone player at some point ! ..... Bonkers.

BurleysGloryDays added 17:25 - Jul 30
Sick note is a worry, we just don't need that.

We do need a bigger punchier striker though.

So tough, all this. Hope PL can pull a rabbit from a hat, he's done the incredible with Norris already to be fair. How lucky are we he's come to us!

jas0999 added 17:30 - Jul 30
We don’t want players with known injuries. Keane last season prints to mind - missed more than he players. Move on. Concentrate on those three permanent additions PL talked about. Down to Evans do do the deals.

BaddowBlue1 added 17:34 - Jul 30
Hope we pursue Nuttall option as well as we need to share the workload around as it will be a long season for Norwood and Jackson if our injured strikers suffer further setbacks. Still need a Centre Back unless we are going to offer a contract to one of the trialists.

runningout added 17:36 - Jul 30
What are we like. How difficult are we making it for ourselves for start of difficult season.

dirtydingusmagee added 17:38 - Jul 30
so Bart goes to Millwall ,how do we get Nuttall ?

EatonBlue added 17:38 - Jul 30
Not worth the risk - get Nutters or Murph

ScottCandage added 17:42 - Jul 30
Man, we got PLAYED by Millwall.

TractorRoyNo1 added 17:50 - Jul 30
Children children Shef Utd said the same thing about DMG

timkatieadamitfc added 17:53 - Jul 30
OXFORD UTD just signed Ben woodburn from Liverpool, that’s the type of player we should be looking to sign

warktheline added 18:04 - Jul 30
How did this club sink so long? Oh yeah silly me, Marcus Evans took control of the club!

afrodids added 18:10 - Jul 30
Millwall get Bart, we get f**K all or is that Nuttall!

runaround added 18:16 - Jul 30
If we are serious about getting Nuttall then Evans needs to go all out to get him without messing around or we will end up with no one

bluemay77 added 18:37 - Jul 30
I wonder if kyle latterly is one of Paul lamberts unnamed targets?

bluemay77 added 18:37 - Jul 30

Naylorsboots added 19:17 - Jul 30
Move on. We cant wait until September. We need to hit the ground running. Not wait a month to see if someone is fit enough. We cant afford to be points behind the leaders before we get our team in place. Evans get your thumb out of your butt and get some deals done man!

WhoisJimmyJuan added 19:17 - Jul 30
I do not think we should sign this player.

Razor added 19:26 - Jul 30
Crikey--our medical dept (!?!) spotted a dodgy hamstring----that will be a first, Dr Bob from the muppets must have moved on.

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