Ipswich manager Paul Cook has revealed that summer signing George Edmundson will make his debut for Ipswich ‘very soon’ after missing the clash with MK Dons due to injury.
“I don’t think George is far away now.”
“I don’t think he’ll make Saturday, unfortunately, but I think he’ll be very, very soon after that.
“He’s working very, very hard now and is in the latter stages of his rehabilitation. I think we’ll be seeing George Edmundson very soon in an Ipswich shirt, which will be great.”
Ipswich fans will surely be buzzing by this update from Cook as it suggests that Edmundson is close to being fit enough to make his debut for the club. The Blues host AFC Wimbledon at Portman Road next weekend and the ex-Wigan boss could be eyeing that game to throw the defender in for his Tractor Boys’ bow.
It has been a difficult start to the season for the club as new signings are still attempting to gel and learn how to play together. Two points after four league matches and being knocked out in the first round of the League Cup is not the ideal opening month of the campaign, but fans still have positives they can extract and reasons to be hopeful heading into the remainder of the campaign.
Edmundson’s arrival and upcoming debut is one of those. Ipswich have conceded two goals in each of their four league matches this season, conceding eight in total, which suggests that they are in need of a defender to come in and improve the backline.
The gem, who Cook has lauded as “strong”, played 10 matches in the Championship for Derby last term, on loan from Rangers, and put in some impressive displays. He averaged a solid SofaScore rating of 6.78 as he won 61% of his duels, making 1.4 tackles and 3.5 clearances per game in the second tier.
This suggests that he has the quality to be a dependable option in the Championship, which likely makes him a great player to have in League One. He has shown that he can play at a higher level, hopefully meaning that he will thrive in the third tier and be the defensive anchor that Ipswich have been sorely missing so far this season.
Fans will be delighted that his debut is not too far away, as the impact he could have on the defence could be massive.