Derby County and Ipswich Town are in the race to sign Watford’s Jerome Sinclair according to a report from the Daily Mirror.

Watford signed the 20-year-old striker from Liverpool for a fee that could rise up to £4m and it was hoped when he signed that he would challenge for a spot in the first team. That is yet to work out as he has found himself on the outside looking in for most of the season but because the Hornets still believe that he could end up being a first team player for them, they are looking to loan him out in order to gain first team experience.

And many Sky Bet Championship sides are interested in signing Sinclair on a temporary deal. Yesterday it was reported that Brentford were considering signing Sinclair as a replacement for Scot Hogan should he complete his big money move to West Ham United but now two more teams are in the race to sign him.

Both Derby and Ipswich have had disappointing starts to the season as both would have expected to have challenged for the play-offs but only the former has been able to do that as they are 7th in the Championship, though they had to sack a manager to get the form to rise up the table. Ipswich on the other hand are 15th and pressure is starting to mount on their head coach Mick McCarthy. But both teams believe that an energetic striker could help them to reach the play-offs and Sinclair is that energetic striker.

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