Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has remained tight-lipped on a potential move for Millwall’s Tom Elliott following reports the striker has now recovered from injury, East Anglian Daily Times report.
“He's somebody else's player and I don't like commenting on other people's players," Lambert said, when asked if the situation had changed.
"I didn't know Tom Elliott was back in training because I'm concentrating on the lads here. At the moment we go with what we've got."
Ipswich were heavily linked with a move for Millwall’s Elliott during the transfer window. However, the East Anglian Daily Times reported a medical snag was the reason Ipswich pulled out of a deal.
It was suggested Ipswich were concerned over a hamstring injury Elliott had picked up in pre-season. The 28-year-old was expected to be out for longer than first anticipated.
But Millwall manager Neil Harris confirmed his return to training this week. The South London Press added that Ipswich were expected to renew their interest in Elliott as they can still sign the player on loan.
Ipswich have made a solid start to life in League One. They have picked up four points from two games. However, Paul Lambert’s side have only netted twice and the Tractor Boys need more ammunition upfront.
Elliott has dropped down the Millwall pecking order after Harris signed Matt Smith, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Harvey Bradbury for striker options this summer.
His contract with the Lions expires in 12 months so a decent loan spell at Ipswich could open the door to a potential permanent move next summer.
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