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Ipswich Town confirm the loan signing of Ben Pringle from Fulham

15:45 12 February 2016

Ipswich Town have signed Ben Pringle on loan from Fulham

Ipswich Town have signed Ben Pringle on loan from Fulham

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Ipswich Town have confirmed the loan signing of Ben Pringle from Fulham ahead of tomorrow’s Championship game at Bristol City.

The 26-year-old – who is capable of playing on the left or in the middle of midfield – joins initially for a month, although there is an agreement in place to extend that until the end of the season (potentially covering the play-off semi-finals but not the final).

A busy player whose main strength is crossing the ball from set-pieces or open play, Pringle came through West Brom’s academy and then started out playing non-league in his native north east.

He made his name at Rotherham, helping the Millers win the League One play-offs, and made a Bosman free transfer switch to Fulham last summer. There, he started out as a regular starter but has found his chances increasingly limited since Kit Symons was replaced by Slavisa Jokanovic in the Craven Cottage hot-seat. His last start came back on December 5.

Pringle could well go straight into the Town starting XI at Ashton gate tomorrow given that a whole host of midfielders – including Cole Skuse, Ryan Fraser and Jonathan Douglas – are sidelined through injury or suspension.

“When the opportunity came up to come here on loan, it was an easy decision,” Pringle told the club website.

“I know Mick McCarthy’s stature in the game and what he has achieved and that was a big pulling power.

“I knew there was interest in me from Ipswich last summer when I left Rotherham. I wasn’t offered a contract here or anything like that but I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join the Club now.

“I spoke to Luke Varney and a few other people and they couldn’t speak highly enough of the Club. I’m really looking forward to it.

“Ipswich are in a good position, challenging at the top end of the table and I’m here to help in any way I can over the rest of the season.

“After that I will see what happens. Fulham are my parent club and it will depend on what they say but if things go well for me here and Ipswich are happy with me, I’d definitely be interested in getting something done here for the future.”

4 comments

  • Well done No Loans. It must be difficult to plumb new depths of hypocrisy, laziness and embarrassment but your Pringle moment will hopefully come back to haunt you. A truly daft and desperate moment in the club's decline into tragi-comedy status.

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    Pundit

    Saturday, February 13, 2016

  • He looks delighted...'Mr Enthusiasm' has landed in deepest Suffolk. Not the lad's fault, but he has been brought in as a token statement of intent.

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    StalwartBlue

    Friday, February 12, 2016

  • One of his attributes is that he's a really good jumper

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    cripster

    Friday, February 12, 2016

  • Well I hope both Bern and Ben do well. No seriously, good luck Ben, rip it up.

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    Ithadtobe

    Friday, February 12, 2016

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