An update has emerged about Ipswich winger Armando Dobra, regarding the interest in his services.
According to Andy Warren of the East Anglian Daily Times, a number of teams are keen on landing Armando Dobra on loan from Ipswich.
The report claims Leyton Orient and Salford are both interested in signing Dobra, who Ipswich are open to the idea of letting leave on a temporary deal.
Fans will be buzzing by this news and surely hoping that Paul Cook sanctions a loan exit for the young winger before the end of the window.
The 20-year-old is a promising prospect at Portman Road and is in need of a move away to play regular football to aid his development.
He played 17 games in League One, eight starts, last season and has started one game so far in the current campaign. This suggests that he remains on the fringes of Cook’s first-team plans, rather than being a player who is going to end the season with 25 to 30 starts under his belt in the third tier.
Therefore, sending him out on loan to a League Two, or even a League One side, could be a shrewd decision by the club, one that the fans would be delighted with. It would be brilliant to see the youngster head out on loan and enjoy a terrific campaign, scoring and assisting goals whilst playing week-in-week-out and he could achieve that if he joins a club like Leyton Orient or Salford.
The least Ipswich can do is afford him the opportunity to go out and prove that he can do just that. Experiencing senior football on a regular basis will be better for his development than being sat on the bench each week for the Blues.
Former Ipswich coach Stuart Taylor once lauded the youngster and said that he is ‘full of energy’ and has the confidence to make it at first-team level. He said:
“He was very impressive during pre-season, which is why he was in and around it at the start of the season. He was excellent.
“He’s come in and got the respect of the dressing room without a doubt and has shown he’s more than capable of playing in a first-team environment.
“He’s bubbly, lively and full of energy. He’s certainly a confident boy and you need that certain amount of arrogance to come on and play the way he plays and go about things the way he does. He’s a great kid with a great attitude.”
This suggests that he has the potential to eventually breakthrough into the first-team, which is why fans will be happy to see him go out and get experience on loan as it could help him make the senior side in Suffolk in the future.