Ipswich Town fans must be getting a tad bored of the Championship now as it’s been another disappointing campaign for the Tractor Boys.
One small light at the end of the tunnel has been the performances of Tom Lawrence, who is on loan from Premier League outfit Leicester City; the 23-year-old Welshman has arguably been the reason why Ipswich haven’t been in a relegation scrap.
However, things could change for the team if they don’t replace the forward this summer.
Manager Mick McCarthy has admitted the unsurprising news that he wouldn’t be able to keep hold of Lawrence on a permanent basis, but one man who could be persuaded to Portman Road is £1.49 million-rated Rotherham United striker Danny Ward.
In what has become a dismal year for the Millers having endured the majority of the campaign at the foot of the table, one rare opportunity to be positive for the Yorkshire club is the fact that they could be due a big pay-day.
Ward has bagged eleven goals for the relegated side and provided four assists in 40 appearances.
The 23 year-old will most likely depart the New York Stadium and Ipswich Town should acquire his services to replace the loss of Tom Lawrence.
His stats aren’t majorly impressive, but you have to consider he’s been surrounded by a dreadful team for the last twelve months and he actually may thrive at the Tractor Boys as their team is far more convincing on paper.
If McCarthy is to make one major signing at Portman Road in the summer transfer window then it has to be Danny Ward – a relatively affordable replacement for outgoing Lawrence.
Ipswich Town supporters, what do you think? Will your team miss Tom Lawrence? Is Danny Ward a suitable candidate to replace the Welshman? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!