Southend in for Harding

Southend United have been told by Ipswich they can take transfer-listed defender Dan Harding on loan with a view to a permanent move.

Derek Davis

Southend United have been told by Ipswich they can take transfer-listed defender Dan Harding on loan with a view to a permanent move.

Shrimpers boss Steve Tilson is keen to talk to Harding after already rejecting the chance to take on former Town full back Jamie Clapham who had a trial at Roots Hall.

Preston are also understood to have enquired about Harding after he was recommended by former goalkeeping coach Andy Rhodes who joined the Lilywhites this week.


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It is unlikely Harding will move to the north-west just now for personal reasons and certainly not before the Blues play Preston on Saturday in the season opener.

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