Ipswich Town are closing in on the loan signing of Preston North End midfielder Josh Harrop according to a recent report from TWTD.
Harrop has found game time hard to come by this season with North End, who are currently sat 13th in the Championship table after 24 matches this term.
He has made just eight appearances in all competitions, and is clearly keen to find regular minutes away from Deepdale for the remainder of this year’s campaign.
He’ll join an Ipswich side that will be hoping they can win a timely promotion back into the second-tier this term under the management of Paul Lambert.
The 25-year-old has been with Preston since 2017, and has made 94 appearances in total for the Lancashire-based club, but it seems as though his short-term future lies elsewhere.
Ipswich are set to return to action at the weekend, when they take on promotion-chasing rivals Peterborough United, in what is certain to be a tough test at Portman Road.
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I think this is a smart bit of business by the Tractor Boys.
Harrop has been unlucky not to have featured more for Preston North End this season, and so I’m not surprised to hear that he’s heading for the exit door at Deepdale.
Ipswich need strength in depth in their squad this season, as squad rotation is likely in the second-half of this year’s campaign, so it’s a deal that makes sense for all parties involved.
If he can impress with Paul Lambert’s side this term, then I’d expect them to look at making this deal a permanent one in the summer.