Ipswich set to step up striker pursuit after Millwall forward returns to training

Ipswich Town are set to step up their pursuit Millwall striker Tom Elliott as reported by London News Online.

Elliott looked set to join the Tractor Boys at the end of July, but the potential loan deal was put on hold after a medical discovered that a hamstring injury he suffered at the start of pre-season would take longer to heal than first hoped.

However, Millwall boss Neil Harris confirmed to the London News that the twenty-eight-year-old has returned to training and is looking to clock up some first-team minutes. He also added that a move away from the New Den was not out of the question. He said: ‘We’re very clear on Tom – the boys love him, and it’s great to have him back. If there is something out there which is going to suit him and the club, then we’ll consider it. If it doesn’t, then he stays and is a great option for us.’

Elliott has fallen down the pecking order at Millwall following the summer arrivals of Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Matt Smith. The former Leeds, Cambridge and AFC Wimbledon forward is entering the final year of his contract with the Lions after scoring nine goals in sixty-six outings across all competitions since his arrival in 2017.

The news will be a boost for Town boss Paul Lambert who has so far failed to land any other forward target since the first move for Elliott broke down.

Our View

Great news for the player and a possible boost for Ipswich as they continue to build a squad capable of mounting a promotion challenge.

Elliott’s goal record is not prolific at Millwall, but he prospered at both AFC Wimbledon and Cambridge United and would be a good signing at League One level.

He might not set the pulses racing of Ipswich fans, but they have signed James Norwood, and Elliott would be a great addition to the squad.

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