Sky Bet Championship side Ipswich Town currently have a number of on-loan players, but Tom Lawrence’s incredible form is drawing attention from a number of clubs – but retain the striker could prove highly influential for the Blues.
The Suffolk side currently sit fifteenth in the Leauge table and with pressure intensifying on former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy, many fans are calling for the boss to boost the squad this January transfer window or walk out of Portman Road.
The Suffolk side faced a potentially highly embarrassing exit from the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday to non-league Lincoln City, but luckily Lawrence was on hand to rescue the Blues as his 86th minute equaliser salvaged a replay.
The Welsh international has held a highly influential role so far for the Suffolk side, his brace against Lincoln rescued a point but his wonder strike against QPR – just over a week ago – resurrected an Ipswich side that looked almost certainly down and out at Loftus Road.
With the Blues’ on-loan striker hitting form just prior to the January transfer window, many Town fans are worried that their start front-man will make a swift exit from a suffering side in an attempt to play football successfully elsewhere.
Many clubs are rumoured to have interest in including Championship rivals Derby and Norwich. But Town boss Mick McCarthy has already admitted that he will be unable to stop the versatile player leaving if other clubs attempt to sign him.
“We’re not going to go out and spend two and three million on fees and 20 grand a week on wages, it’s not happening.” he said. “We have to get on with what we’ve got and do the best we can.
“They tell me Sheffield Wednesday’s three lads up front are earning 100 grand a week between them. That sort of level is not us, we’re not doing it.
“We’re not going to go out and spend two and three million on fees and 20 grand a week on wages, it’s not happening. We have to get on with what we’ve got and do the best we can.”