Roberts Among Potential Deadline Day Loan Exits
Monday, 2nd Sep 2019 10:57
Jordan Roberts could be among the players moving out of Portman Road on loan ahead of today’s 5pm transfer deadline for League One and Two clubs and TWTD understands League Two Colchester United showed strong interest in the Blues forward last week.
We understand that proposed move is now unlikely to go ahead, the U's signed Theo Robinson on loan from Southend last Thursday, although it’s not impossible that it could be revived, while other clubs are also keen on the 25-year-old, who was left out of the matchday 18 on Saturday and watched the 3-0 victory over Shrewsbury from an executive box.
Roberts, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Lincoln, looks likely to be on the periphery if he remains with the Blues during the campaign ahead, particularly since the re-signing of Will Keane.
A free recruit after leaving Crawley in the summer of 2018, Roberts has made two appearances this season, a minute as a sub in the league against Sunderland and the full 90 minutes at Luton in the Carabao Cup.
Among the other players who could potentially go out on loan today are right-back trio Josh Emmanuel, whose former Rotherham boss Paul Warne played down the chances of a return to the Millers over the weekend, Janoi Donacien and Barry Cotter.
Despite today’s deadline, Town will still be able to send players out on loan to the National League, which may be a more likely destination for youngsters such as Cotter, Corrie Ndaba, Bailey Clements, Armando Dobra or Harry Wright.
The Blues are not expected to make any signings today, although manager Paul Lambert hasn’t entirely ruled it out should someone he feels could improve his squad become available, more likely a loan than a permanent addition.
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