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Brown, Clements and Wright Back With Blues
Thursday, 7th Jan 2021 13:24

Blues duo Kai Brown and Bailey Clements have returned to Portman Road following their half-season loan spells in the Vanarama National League with Dagenham & Redbridge, while Harry Wright is also back at the club after his stint with GAIS in Sweden.

Forward Brown, 19, made three league starts for the Daggers without scoring, while left-back Clements (pictured), also 19, was unable to break into the league side but played once in the FA Trophy.

Manager Daryl McMahon told his club’s official site: “I’d like to thank them for their professionalism, they were terrific around the football club and for the team.

“We hope the experience of being on loan in a first-team environment, around first-team players on a regular basis will help their development.

“Finally, we’d like to thank Ipswich Town for allowing us to have Bailey and Kai during this period.”

Meanwhile, keeper Wright returned to the Blues before Christmas following his loan spell with Swedish second tier side GAIS. Wright, 22, made one cup appearance while with the Gothenburg-based club.

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Fartman added 13:36 - Jan 7
Doesn't look like any of them are anywhere near 1st team material yet.

At 22 Wright would probably be on his way out. While the other two are more likely to end up on loan at some of our lower league neighbors, rather than just fizzle out in the U-23's.

Marinersnose added 13:55 - Jan 7
A waste of time loaning our players if they don’t play. This will knock their confidence. Better staying with the u23s and playing non competitive matches.

OsborneOneNil added 14:07 - Jan 7
Slight worry that they couldn't make an impression in the National league.

Radlett_blue added 15:05 - Jan 7
The whole point of loaning out players is to see if they are good enough to play in the 4th, 5th or 6th tier. If they can't manage that, it is unlikely they will have a future in the 3rd tier or higher, unless they are really late maturing individuals.

Linkboy13 added 15:18 - Jan 7
Once again our over rated youngsters failed to make an impression while out on loan.

Cheshire_Blue added 15:45 - Jan 7
isn't it sad that we still can't resist a negative comment even when talking about the youngsters.

Bert added 16:05 - Jan 7
Youngsters get sent out on loan for a reason. It's better for the players to get some game time but if they get very little exposure it perhaps vindicates the view that these players may not be able to step up. Harry Wright is capable and like his Dad a good shot stopper but his lack of height in the days of giant goalkeepers may go against him. Laurie Sivell did ok but that was then. Despite our lowly position, ITFC is, in my opinion, still seen as a solid club to do business with even by Premier clubs.

Monkey_Blue added 18:51 - Jan 7
The level sometimes dictates the suitability. I know the higher the level I played the better I performed. We are talking county under 18’s, midlands district league.... I wouldn’t write them
Off because they didn’t suit lower level competition

budgieplucker added 19:41 - Jan 7
I am great fan of the U23 setup and love watching when I can. However, whilst I like us being a family club, our production line of talent has to be geared towards rewarding the exceptional talent and moving on those that fail to make an impression. In fairness there has to be some brutality here as we have to ensure that we do not get players blocking others coming through. Yes often there is luck involved in success with youngsters staying free of injury or getting opportunities through injuries to others. But within your first professional contract if you fail to make an impression in non-league football or a lower league in a different country if the club seems it right for you to go and play at that level then I think it’s time to move on and make room for the next batch of talent to come through. I would consider it still a success even if we only added say 3 exceptional young players to our first team squad each season. The bar to success has to be high, the youngsters should be under no illusion how tough it is to make it in the game - even if when released they go on to do well then we shouldn’t look at that as a failure of the club in releasing somebody too early, if our academy is worth its salt then we should hope many of the youngsters may go on to make it but not necessarily with us.

Town4me added 07:03 - Jan 8
Well that was worth it

Linkboy13 added 14:32 - Jan 8
Cheshire blue just stating the facts when you wake up from your dream of the Bobby Robson days think you'll find we are in the third tier. Any youngsters with real ability get snapped up by other clubs Knights (Man city) and Flores (Arsenal) spring to mind and now possibly Baggot not much positivity in that. And despite those fans in their blue tinted glasses i will carry on giving my own opinion as i see it.

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