Players are likely to exit next week

LIAM Rosenior's season-long loan move from Reading to Ipswich was confirmed yesterday, but there is likely to be a number of players exiting Portman Road on similar deals next week.

Stuart Watson

LIAM Rosenior's season-long loan move from Reading to Ipswich was confirmed yesterday, but there is likely to be a number of players exiting Portman Road on similar deals next week.

The transfer window may have shut, but the emergency loan window reopens next week and Blues chief executive Simon Clegg confirmed that it will provide a chance for the club to temporarily get a few players off their wage bill, writes Stuart Watson.

“There weren't any close to leaving in terms of coming up right against the deadline,” said Clegg. “But we did hold a number of reasonably advanced discussions about a couple. I'm pleased that the squad is still intact, though, and we move on.”


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Asked if there was still a possibility that some players may be shipped out on loan next week, Clegg added: “That's very much a possibility. If players want to be playing football we'd rather have them out there doing that rather than having them taking up wages here.”

One player who may find himself moving away temporarily is full-back David Wright. The 29-year-old was left out of the squad altogether last Saturday, while Rosenior's arrival has cast further doubt over his short-term future.

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Rosenior, the 25-year-old son of former West Ham player and Torquay manager Leroy, arrived in Ipswich yesterday afternoon after the Football League confirmed that all the necessary paperwork for his transfer had been submitted in time on Tuesday. He will train with his new team-mates for the first time today.

Rosenior played in 42 of Reading's 46 Championship matches last season and both legs of their play-off semi-final to Burnley. He has since played in all five fixtures of Reading's new league campaign, but it seems as though the board have told new boss Brendan Rodgers that he would have to let Rosenior go.

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