Ipswich Town are set to say goodbye to defender Janoi Donacien as fellow League One side Fleetwood Town are poised to complete his signing.
Local reports have confirmed that Donacien will join the Cod Army today for the rest of the season, Lancashire being a place that the St Lucian seems to thrive after a successful time at Accrington Stanley between 2016 and 2018.
His performances at Stanley were what prompted then-manager Paul Hurst to swoop for him, but he was not fancied by replacement Paul Lambert and he was shipped back to Accy on loan.
Donacien was used sporadically by Lambert last season, making 13 league appearances but he has rarely even been in the squad during the current campaign.
Experienced Luke Chambers has been the first-choice right back in the absence of Kane Vincent-Young and Donacien’s impending departure doesn’t leave the Tractor Boys with much cover should something happen to their skipper.
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But it was time for the club to not hold Donacien back any longer according to assistant manager Stuart Taylor, who needs game-time and a further factor being that the club need to abide by salary cap rules.
Ipswich fans have been reacting to the news and it’s safe to say that there is a lot of worry that the club may not have enough cover in the position that Donacien is vacating.
The fact that we're worrying about Donacien (an average at best player) going to Fleetwood ("a promotion rival") says it all about how far we've fallen.
— PeckhamBlue (@BluePeckham) January 22, 2021
Really don’t understand this. Are we really relying on a 35 year old centre back to be our only option at right back? #itfc
— Jack Davis (@JackDavis4) January 22, 2021
Surprised Stu?! It’s the #itfc way – muddled, inconsistent and complacent. No other club like it…
— Suffolk Bhoy (@suffolkbhoy) January 22, 2021
Let’s be honest, are any of us really surprised when the club does something this stupid?
— Crabwalk (@RobCrabwalk) January 22, 2021
Are you honestly surprised, Stu?😂 That's a classic move from us.
— Kieran (@_KieranBleaz) January 22, 2021
I’m not, nothing makes sense with this lot in charge
— Maxi Lopez 🚴🏽⚽️🏎 (@MaxiWardley) January 22, 2021
miles better than chambers and won’t get a look in https://t.co/bS0QMz5uiy
— ToM RILEY (@Itfctom672) January 22, 2021
Makes zero sense. Weakening our weakest position. Sometimes I don’t get what goes through Lambert’s head. https://t.co/lxIye7UHFT
— Jack Lockyer (@J_Lockyer96) January 22, 2021
— Harry (@HG5480) January 22, 2021