Ipswich Town forward Jack Lankester has been linked with a departure on loan from Portman Road on Deadline Day, with TWTD reporting that Salford City are looking to sign the player on a temporary deal until the end of the season.
The youngster has fallen out of favour under Paul Lambert at the League One club and could well depart before tonight’s deadline in order to be given more regular game time.
Lankester’s hopes of breaking back into the first team picture have also been dampened by the additions of Josh Harrop and Luke Thomas in recent weeks, meaning the 21-year-old is well down the pecking order for the Tractor Boys.
It has however been something of a breakthrough season for the young winger as he has been afforded 15 appearances across all competitions after over a year out following numerous back operations.
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The Ipswich-born attacker has one year remaining on his current contract with the East Anglian outfit.
A loan move to Salford would do Lankester’s confidence the world of good after his progression was somewhat stumped by the arrival of two players in his position.
He is still at an age where he shouldn’t be expecting to start every week and for that matter the chance to head out on loan again and gain some much needed regular minutes is too good to turn down.
The League Two side play great football and would no doubt offer a great environment for the forward to develop his game further in the coming months.
Surely this move would be a no brainer for both Ipswich and the player given the current circumstances.