Ipswich Town have confirmed that Bailey Clements and Corrie Ndaba have joined non-league side Hemel Hempstead Town on loan for one month.
The duo – both defenders – could both make their debuts for their new club against Braintree Town in the National League South tomorrow.
Both players have risen through the ranks at Portman Road and have both been key players for the Ipswich Under-23s this season.
Clements, 18, made his first-team debut for Ipswich in the 3-1 defeat to Luton Town in the Carabao Cup in August, playing the entire match at left-back.
Meanwhile, centre-back Ndaba is yet to make a first-team appearance for Ipswich. The 19-year-old has made the bench on a few occasions though, including three times in the Championship last season.
Following their relegation last season, Ipswich have made a promising start to the season in League One and are currently top of the table with ten wins from their opening 15 matches.
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This is probably a sensible decision for Paul Lambert. Both Clements and Ndaba are clearly promising players, but it’s fair to say that they’re not going to get too many opportunities in the first team at Ipswich this season.
With that in mind, it makes sense for them both to go out on loan and hopefully they’ll be able to experience regular first-team football with Hemel Hempstead.
If they do well, it could well turn out that their loans will be extended, as it’s very difficult to see them getting much of a chance at Ipswich in League One this season due to their lack of experience.