Ipswich Town supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on rumours of the arrival of left-back Callum Elder on loan from Leicester City, with many suggesting that means Jonas Knudsen is on his way out.
A report in the East Anglian Daily Times claims Elder is currently on trial at Ipswich ahead of completing a loan move in January - with a view of a permanent transfer.
But Elder’s impending arrival places further question marks over the future of Knudsen, with supporters believing with the Danish international, out of contract next summer, could be on the move.
That’ll be Knudsen gone then— James Simpson (@Simpsonitfc) December 29, 2018
This also assumes Knudsen is gone for me, so we need another LB— Elder Grizzly (@ElderGrizzly) December 29, 2018
Looks as if Jonas on the way— kevin smith (@krsmith1951) December 29, 2018
I'd much Prefer having Kenlock as Number 1 (if Knudsen leaves) number 2 as Clements? - Why not try and get Joel Ward on Loan hasn't been in the team with emergence of Aaron Wan Bissaka. Could do with RB more than LB at this moment in time #itfc #coyb?— LUKE PENNING (@LukePenningVGP) December 30, 2018
Can he play RB as that’s the fullback that needs replacing!!— Budgiekiller (@Budgiekiller) December 29, 2018
Elder in, Knudsen out, on the face of it smacks of L1 prep rather than Championship survival.— Statto 10 (@whducks) December 29, 2018
JK been poor for me this season though so clinging to hope that PL has plucked a diamond from nowhere that will improve us. #itfc
If he’s coming in he will be brought in to compete with Kenlock for LB with Knudsen leaving #itfc— Brad (@brad_archer94) December 29, 2018
Knudsen has told reporters he is open to leaving Portman Road, (East Anglian Daily Times), but Lambert has advised owner Marcus Evans that he would like the player to stay.
The 26-year-old has been a first-team regular for Ipswich this season, making 22 Championship starts, but many supporters feel he, like several other first-team members, has under-performed.
Elder spent last season on loan at Wigan Athletic and, after struggling to break through at Leicester City, moving out on loan again in January makes plenty of sense.
But with the Australian having never held down a regular spot at Championship level, it represents a risk for Ipswich - especially assuming he is being lined up as a direct replacement for Knudsen.
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