Ipswich Town are said to have agreed to loan their young winger Armando Dobra to Colchester United, as per a recent report by Football Insider.
The 20-year-old had been left somewhat on the periphery at Portman Road following a summer of heavy recruitment and as a result the Tractor Boys are now set to allow him to leave on loan in order to get more regular game time.
Dobra signed a new three year contract with the club in May of last year and is seen as a great prospect for the future by Paul Cook moving forwards.
Several other Football League clubs were previously linked with a temporary agreement for the youngster, however it appears that Colchester has been earmarked as the best environment for Dobra to continue his development.
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Dobra originally came through Town’s academy and now has 30 senior appearances to his name, whilst he has also been handed youth caps by Albania at international level.
With the arrivals of Kyle Edwards and Bersant Celina likely to limit his game time at Portman Road, it is only right that Dobra should head out on loan for the duration of this season.
Some may argue that his development has been disrupted by Ipswich’s heavy spending, but clearly Cook wants players who are capable of helping the club to secure promotion straight away.
He will get game time at Colchester and will be playing in a league that houses plenty of teams who play different styles of football, which means he will face plenty of new challenges.
Overall this seems like the next best step for Dobra and he will now be focused on proving to Cook that the club were wrong to loan him out at a stage of the season when they look like they could really do with a lift.