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Town Confirm Vincent-Young Signing
Monday, 19th Aug 2019 11:47

Town have confirmed the £500,000 signing of full-back Kane Vincent-Young from Colchester United on a four-year deal with the club having an option for a further season.

Vincent-Young, who travelled with the Blues squad to Peterborough on Saturday, spent time on trial with Town during pre-season ahead of 2018/19 but wasn't offered a deal and ended up signing a new two-year contract with the U’s.

The 23-year-old, who was previously with Tottenham’s academy and had a spell with Banbury early in his career, was linked with moves to Championship sides Luton and Charlton prior to their transfer deadline passing earlier this month.

Manager Paul Lambert said on Saturday that Vincent-Young wouldn't have been involved at Peterborough even if the deal had been confirmed in time.

“He came [to Peterborough], he wouldn’t have been fit anyway, he’s got a little knock on his toe, so I need to see how he is over the next couple of days,” he said.

“He’ll be a really good signing for the club. As I said before, we need the squad strength stronger than it was.”

He says Vincent-Young, who has been handed the Town number 24 shirt, could be involved on Tuesday against AFC WImbledon if he is fit: “I don’t know, we’ll try him tomorrow [Sunday], see how that toe is.”

On Friday, Lambert confirmed he sees his new signing as a right-back, rather than a left-back where he has often featured for the U's: “He’s a right-back. I know he can do left-back, but it’s not the ideal position for him, right-back for me is his strongest area.”

He added: “I saw him playing, obviously he played against ourselves, [in pre-season] and he fits the mould of the club.

“Young, athletic, strong and he’s played a lot of games. He’s only 23 years old and he’s had a good upbringing at Tottenham, so if it does happen and everything goes OK then we’ve got a really good player.”

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BlueWiddow added 11:52 - Aug 19
Great signing, pacey full back who's also very good going forward. A target man now and maybe another winger and I think we're good!

guentchev added 11:54 - Aug 19
Welcome to the club Kane!


Blocker123 added 11:57 - Aug 19
Welcome KVY. Best of luck for your Tractor Boyz career!👍
Now for the other 2 signings please. 🤞

Bluearmy_81 added 11:59 - Aug 19
Left back, centre back and forward to follow in an ideal world. As VY can play on the left I'd settle for forward and CB. We need these to finish top 2 imho

shayneitfc added 12:04 - Aug 19
Was speaking to a u’s supporter on way home from Peterborough who said KVY will be a good signing for us and he loves to go forward at every opportunity welcome to the club KVY

SouperJim added 12:05 - Aug 19
Are new player photo-shoots being conducted in Marcus Evans' garage now?

martin587 added 12:06 - Aug 19
A very good signing.Will be a big asset to the club.Hope we can get the other two players in as has been talked about.I’m looking for nine points from our next three games.🤞

SohoBlue added 12:11 - Aug 19
Welcome aboard KVY! Use that pace to get back and bail out Chambo!! Now let’s get some
More points on the board...solid start.

1psw1ch added 12:21 - Aug 19
welcome to Ipswich ,,,,the best club in the world

BurleysGloryDays added 12:24 - Aug 19
Welcome aboard pal, we're all rooting for you!

Couple more round pegs for round holes, and we'll have the first balanced squad in about... ten years?

PortmanTerrorist added 12:34 - Aug 19
Just what we need but let's remember this lad was inconsistent and took a little time to come to the fore at Col U. We need to show the same patience with Kenlock, not jump all over him after 1 shaky game against a dynamic Peterborough side. Janoi is a different case and is old and experienced enough to not get the same get-out-of-jail-free card for Saturday gone, but suspect he is a better CB (esp in a 3) than FB anyway.

In short let's give Miles as much love as is coming KVY's way today and we could have a great pair of FBs for the foreseeable future.

Moriarty added 12:36 - Aug 19
Welcome and good luck!

runaround added 12:42 - Aug 19
Welcome to Portman Road KVY

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 12:44 - Aug 19
Welcome, Kane. This is your big chance to kick on. Potentially a very good signing with some attacking intent, (but don't forget the defending!)

WhoisJimmyJuan added 12:56 - Aug 19
Good that he's primarily a right back. Out of Emmanuel, Kenlock and Donacien, I'd like to see Kenlock push on (although granted he was awful on Saturday). That's my sentimental not logical mind talking! One of Donacien or Emmanuel can be offloaded to offset the outlay. A good, permanent CB and a young loaner striker from a higher division now please.

WhoisJimmyJuan added 12:57 - Aug 19
Loanee not loaner! I prefer sociable players!

Barty added 12:57 - Aug 19
Excellent and welcome to our club Kane. Now for a CB & Striker which we desperately need

Saxonblue74 added 13:08 - Aug 19
Potentially excellent signing, well done PL & co👍

keighleyblue added 13:09 - Aug 19
4 year contract?!! PL must be confident in his ability!!

NITFC added 13:10 - Aug 19
A mate of mine who supports Col U told me that he is too good for them and probably too good for League 1 too. He though he would leapfrog League 1 and go straight to a Championship club.

Sounds promising

nathitfc89 added 13:11 - Aug 19
v good signing, finally spent abit of dosh, no doubt some people will find the negatives in this signing.

ITFCsince73 added 13:26 - Aug 19
Nath your post is the only negative so far

Counago93 added 13:31 - Aug 19
Great signing - just the kind of player we're after. Could spell the end of Donacien and Emmanuel's seaons though!

nathitfc89 added 13:32 - Aug 19
ITFCsince 73, my post is positive, great signing as i said. i just know some supporters will moan about anything and everything.

OwainG1992 added 13:53 - Aug 19
How terrific is it that hes signed a 4 year deal.
Exactly the sort of commitment we should hope for.

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