Ipswich Town confirmed their sixth signing of the January transfer window in the form of Reading striker Dominic Samuel. The 6ft 2in forward has signed a loan deal at Portman Road which will last until the end of the Sky Bet Championship season.
Ironically, he will be unable to play on Saturday as Ipswich take on Reading in a league game, meaning Tractor Boys supporters will have to wait a little longer to see Samuel in action. The deal was announced whilst Ipswich were in action against Derby County.
The 22-year-old did enjoy a run in the Royals side under Jaap Stam earlier in the season after an injury to first choice forward Yann Kermorgant. He has netted two goals this season in 15 appearances, with the vast majority of those coming as a substitute. Despite his young age, he has plenty of mileage in terms of transfers, mainly through long moves. In addition to Ipswich, the youngster can count Coventry City, Gillingham, Dagenham & Redbridge and Colchester United as former clubs of his.
A few clubs were mentioned to be interested in the player of late, but there were some doubts as to if Stam would be happy to let the player head out on loan. He soon changed his tune and stated that he would like him to get regular football. It remains to be seen if he will be a regular starter during his time at Ipswich, especially with the likes of David McGoldrick, Brett Pitman, Freddie Sears and Tom Lawrence already on the books.