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MK Dons Eyeing Bishop Move
Wednesday, 23rd Jun 2021 09:08

MK Dons are keen to sign Blues midfielder Teddy Bishop, TWTD understands with their interest well progressed.

The 24-year-old is contracted to Town for another season, his appearances during 2020/21 having triggered a one-year option, but along with most of the rest of the squad has been told he can find another club this summer.

TWTD revealed in May that Bishop’s hometown club Cambridge United want to bring him to the Abbey Stadium having won promotion to League One after finishing second in League Two.

And now we understand MK, who finished 13th in League One last season, are showing strong interest with the potential deal some way down the line.

The academy product made 29 starts and eight sub appearances in 2020/21, scoring four times, the most he has played since the play-off season with injury having hampered the intervening campaigns.

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fergalsharkey added 10:30 - Jun 23
nowhere near good enough and has the constitution of a moth....goodbye.

brian_a_mul added 10:39 - Jun 23
Any players that want to go should leave. If Bish wants to stay and fight for his place, I have no doubt Cook will want to keep him.
Its really Bishops decision at this stage.

Cadiar added 10:42 - Jun 23
All the posts saying he's a great player. He's not, he's nearly 25 been around the first team a long time and apart from a few games has never really shone. Had a lot of potential at one time but various managers maybe and injuries hampered him. Also having come across him a few times he is no where near as good as he thinks he is. He has got talent but think he's lost his way and a move would be good for him but the only people showing interest are MK Dons & Cambridge-a retrograde move for him if he went to either.

Nobbysnuts added 10:46 - Jun 23
Good riddance...serial under performing over rated waste of space.

KiwiTractor added 10:46 - Jun 23
He's still worth a crack, I'd keep him.

Razor added 10:58 - Jun 23
Will he be injury prone when he leaves Ipswich?

Will this be another"udisclosed fee"-----ie.nothing!?

Linkboy13 added 10:59 - Jun 23
Unable to train at a level Cook wants because of his injury problems and only able to perform for 45minutes is probably the reason Cook wants to release him.

slade1 added 11:00 - Jun 23
Cook and Co are playing a dangerous game.
I really hope it works out but I still need to be convinced

The_Prof added 11:07 - Jun 23
Along with most of the other players who have been perennial 'sick-notes' and underperformed, I have to wonder what they would be like under the new fitness/conditioning regime, where you would assume they'll gain the speed, strength and durability that everyone acknowledges they just weren't getting under the previous regime?

BettyBlue added 11:10 - Jun 23
If its so easy to get rid of players like Dozzell and Bishop, how much does it cost to replace them?

And why haven't we signed 20 of them already?


BlueNomad added 11:13 - Jun 23
At this time it is all speculation - not fact.

What is fact is that we need a complete rebuild, which the new regime have committed themselves to. That means no sentimentality, no waiting for 25 yr olds to "come good" because they are "one of our own" etc. It is a strange situation (for us anyway) but there will no doubt be some babies thrown out with the bathwater who will do well elsewhere. so be it, maybe they need a new challenge.

I just want to see an exciting team going for it. If that means some of our old favourites (who have been in our most unsuccessful team in 60+ yrs) have gone then c'st la vie!

blueboy1981 added 11:20 - Jun 23
I think it’s wake up time for many of this current squad who think they are already ‘stars’ within the game - some of the Clubs showing interest in them will be a reality check i.e. Colchester, Cambridge, MK, Mansfield, etc; etc; - no disrespect to such Clubs, but they are not exactly the level that some of them would have expected interest from !!
And even at such Clubs these players would need to ‘up their game’ from the previous cosiness of Portman Road.
Reality check may I suggest for both Players, and Supporters who put these players on undeserved pedestals somewhat prematurely ... !!!

blueboy1981 added 11:28 - Jun 23
..... but the fact remains - incomings are extremely sparse at present, and anyone thinking deals cannot be done before July 1st are talking nonsense - they can, and are, but we seem to be slower off the blocks than many would expect, nothing new there though.
Sobering thought perhaps that Pre-Season Training starts in a few short days now !!!

GiroJim added 11:30 - Jun 23
Always injured,move on. Good for him and us. BUT, and its a big but, where the hell are the signings we are after ? Training starts in 3 days time and we have 2 players !!! Get your fingers out Ashton and Cook.

chepstowblue added 11:40 - Jun 23
Too many people in the modern world rely solely upon stats to try and make an argument, and those stats would suggest that Bishop is an ineffective player. For those of us who still use our eyes it's apparent that Bishop has a lot of talent, and even after several injuries the ability to carry the ball and beat a man with close control. I'd be disappointed to see him go. Up until now though this pre season suggests that whilst we have the money, other clubs have more ambition. Talk is cheap.

karl1426 added 12:10 - Jun 23
More and more ridiculous decision from the new owners and manager. I just pray hard this decision will not backfire! Let’s see what the manager can cook up something interesting this season!

SpiritOfJohn added 12:19 - Jun 23
Teddy Bishop is one of the few we should keep based on his ability, but only if his attitude is right. His injury problems have been well documented but he made 28 appearances last season, and he should be the one who benefits most from PC's new fitness regime, if he is prepared to put the work in. If he's not up to the challenge he should leave ASAP.

Town4me added 12:24 - Jun 23
I am a bit uneasy if letting him go is the right decision but I certainly wouldn't be happy if there's anything in the rumours about Lancaster going on another website.

ldnj added 12:25 - Jun 23
When the boss tells the whole workforce they're not good enough, then you should expect them to look for another job. I don't blame him. We know currently there are only two players good enough, that's always the way when employees come in from externally (in my experience anyway). I know people have different man management styles but but I don't see it as v motivating. IF they start poorly next season will they be told again they're not good enough and blanked ? I do hope not.

jong75 added 12:45 - Jun 23
Another player who promised lots, but delivered very little in my opinion. I dont believe he will achieve a great deal at another club not a great loss. It is time for our club to be ruthless. Lack of number of new signings is a bit concerning, unless the club are keeping their cards close to their chest, which is the way a proper football club should be run. I trust cook to get this right.

GSH71 added 13:09 - Jun 23
Cook will ruin this club at least keep some young players , he’s a fool in my opinion , won’t have a team left soon , if you have 30 million to spend yep change the whole side if not be careful who leave

stiffy501 added 13:11 - Jun 23
Has talent but the injury situation has caught up with him i'm afraid, prob best a new start elsewhere.

budgieplucker added 13:20 - Jun 23
Teddy’s ability is not in question in my view, he is one of the best all-round footballers we have at the club. In seasons gone by Teddy overall has not shown enough robustness from a fitness perspective. However, Last season was a real positive in terms of the number of matches he played with a brief injury spell when he was raked down the Achilles, which unfortunately more skilful players are likely to be at risk from.

In a team firing on all cylinders then a fit Teddy Bishop is a real asset, who I believe can perform at a much higher level.

Having said all that if the staff at PR feel and the sports science reveal that he is not capable of matching the fitness demands of the PC footballing model then I will accept it would be better for the Tedster to move on like Andre to a team where his skills can be better utilised.

multiplescoregasms added 13:36 - Jun 23
Personally I would like to see him at Ipswich for another year at least. OK, so if he doesn't progress or is hit by injuries maybe it would then be time for him to move on. I reckon with better players around him this season we will start to see the best out of him.. However, if he wants to go, best to let him.

BettyBlue added 14:04 - Jun 23
We only need a whole new squad so we're more than a little slow off the mark.

What happens if Cook walks or is sacked

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