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Dobra Gets First Albania U21s Call
Wednesday, 11th Mar 2020 11:55

Town forward Armando Dobra has been named in the Albanian U21 squad for the first time ahead of their European Championships qualifier with Kosovo.

The Albanian youngsters, who are fourth in their qualifying group, face the Kosovans away on Friday 27th March, having won the reverse fixture 2-1 in October.

Dobra, 18, who has previously won seven caps at U19 level, will meet up with the squad following Town’s game against Portsmouth.

The Londoner, who has so far rebuffed Town's offer of a new contract with his current Blues deal up in the summer but with the club having an option for a further year, scored a wonder goal for the U23s as they drew 1-1 at Cardiff on Monday.

The Blues have no need to postpone a League One fixture due to call-ups the next international break with now-expelled Bury having been their scheduled opponents.

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runningout added 12:25 - Mar 11
Nice one Dobra.. Show em what your made of

ITFCsince73 added 12:27 - Mar 11
It looks like we have a situation with Dobra. Refusing offers of a fresh deal, Town take up 12 month option. This allows another club to come in this summer and take him on the cheap. That’s our best option. Not so good is he plays for us next season, then leaves for nothing.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 12:52 - Mar 11
Looks as if he ain't keen on staying. Understandable, I'm afraid. The fans' fairy-tale notions of loyalty probably don't cut much ice with an ambitious 18-year-old who knows a PL club has already made an offer for him. A pity, but that's where itfc is at the moment.

ITFCsince73 added 12:53 - Mar 11
The club clearly needs to stop pussyfooting around with this player.
Give him a new long term contract, making him amongst the club’s highest paid.
There will be no shortage of takers this summer for a knockdown price.
The club needs to deal with the 1st teams long term aims.
Losing Dobra cheaply or for nothing, needs addressing fast.
All to quick to offer contracts to players long past it.

Radlett_blue added 12:56 - Mar 11
If we lose 3 out of Dobra, Dozzell, Downes & Woolfenden this summer, where is the "5 year plan" and any prospect of trying to build a decent side?

chepstowblue added 13:12 - Mar 11
Forget Downes,forget Woolfenden,neither of whom have proved that they have the ability to play at a higher level yet,or the years of promise without substance of Dozzell and Bishop,this lad is genuine quality and will be allowed to go straight to the top flight for next to nothing.Why would he want to stay at Ipswich when he's obviously far to good for a club playing at this bog standard level. Different class altogether. The only player at the club with a seriously bright future.

Daniel72 added 14:10 - Mar 11
I've wondered why he doesn't get more first team action... it's not that he's not good enough.. just dawned on me it's the other way round.

runningout added 15:26 - Mar 11
Dobra would sign new contract with Warnock as manager. He’ll play him often and if the worst happens and he signs for someone else, the fee would be more significant

therein61 added 17:19 - Mar 11
He's progressing on the international stage(well done young man) he's going to be in my opinion one helluva player but with rumoured P.L interest and Mr minimum 10% in his ears we have no chance of keeping him.

Doctor_Earman added 20:58 - Mar 11
Aren't Albania and Kosovo basically the same country?

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