Ipswich Town’s mass summer overhaul saw a lot of casualties from last season’s squad, but they were still able to make money on a few talents.
One of those was Andre Dozzell, the son of former Tractor Boys man Jason Dozzell and he had been at the club since he was eight years old.
Like his father, Dozzell broke into the senior setup at a young age and made his debut just a few weeks before his 17th birthday and ended up scoring in that match.
The midfielder was set to play a big part for Ipswich in the 2017-18 season but a serious knee injury suffered on the opening day of the campaign forced him onto the sidelines for the remainder of it.
Dozzell would not become a regular at Portman Road until last season as he made 43 League One appearances but with Paul Cook looking to take the squad in a different direction, the 22-year-old was cashed in on and sold to Championship side Queens Park Rangers in a £1 million deal – but how’s he getting on?
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Many thought that Dozzell would be just used as a back-up as he was stepping up a division, however he’s already made six appearances for the Hoops in the Championship.
Granted most of them have been off the bench but Mark Warburton sees him as a real option, and that was made apparent when he started in the league for the first time in a 2-0 victory over Birmingham City.
Dozzell was withdrawn minutes after receiving a second half yellow card against the Blues but fans seem to be pretty taken with his performances so far.
He may now be given the chance to nail down a regular place in the R’s engine room next to Stefan Johansen and at the age of 22 he still has his best years ahead of him if he can stay fully-fit and old injuries do not resurface.
There is a significant sell-on clause from the transfer that took him to Loftus Road though according to the EADT so Ipswich fans will no doubt have an interest in his future developments.