Lincoln City appear to be close to bringing Ipswich Town winger Daniel Rowe on loan until the end of the season.

The news was broken by Mick McCarthy in his press conference before his side’s home game against Reading that Rowe was set to join the Imps.

The former Macclesfield winger joined the Tractor Boys back in January 2017 for an ‘undisclosed fee’ but has only made one appearance since his move.

Rowe joins the Imps who are currently sat in sixth place in SkyBet League two and are just three points off the automatic promotion spots.

Speaking after his side’s 2-0 win against Accrington Stanley, Lincoln manager described Rowe as a player who he had been wanting to sign for a very long time:

“It’s something that we definitely want to do. We’re just waiting for everything to be crossed and dotted, you know we’re always wary.

  Middlesbrough, Stoke and Derby miss out on ex-Blackpool forward

“We’re really appreciative of Mick, he’s a great man who’s forgotten more than I know. We’ve had some really good conversations with him and we’re really pleased that he’s trusted us with his development because he thinks an awful lot of Danny and so do we.

“We’ve seen a lot of him obviously in his Macclesfield days. He was the stand out player in that league during the season that we finished third with Braintree. I thought he was a stand out player and you’ve seen what stand out players in that league can do in the higher levels in the Football League.

“We’re really excited to have him with us, as soon as it’s all done I’ll be overjoyed.”

  Oxford United release ex-Derby County and Luton Town man

Speaking to local press, Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy believes that this move could be crucial in terms of his future playing time with the club:

“It’ll be good for us because I still think Danny has something to offer, but he needs to play in a league side and if he has a really good second half of the season with Lincoln then that may push him further into the picture for us next season.

“I think he’d liked to have played in League One but I said Danny, you’ve just got to play, you’ve got to play games and might help them get promotion to League One. Which would be great on his CV if he does that and it would be great for him in relation to playing here.”