Conor Sammon set to depart Ipswich Town and join Huddersfield Town on loan

Conor Sammon in action for Ipswich Town

Conor Sammon in action for Ipswich Town - Credit: Gregg Brown

Conor Sammon’s season-long loan spell at Ipswich Town is set to be prematurely ended, the Derby County striker primed to join Championship rivals Huddersfield Town on loan for the rest of the season instead.

The Republic of Ireland international, 28, has made eight starts and 12 substitute appearances (the latter totalling less than 100 minutes) since arriving at Portman Road last August, his sole goal coming in the 2-1 win at Wigan last September.

Injury-hit Huddersfield, 15th in the table, have failed to score in three of their last six games and manager Chris Powell wants to add another striker to the squad.

The EADT and Ipswich Star understands that Town have not got another striker lined up at present, though manager Mick McCarthy would like to add another player in that position to the squad given that the only back-up option to the first-choice duo of Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick is recent loanee turned permanent recruit Noel Hunt.

Frank Nouble recently had his contract prematurely terminated by mutual agreement, youngster Jack Marriott extended his loan spell at Conference club Woking, while Paul Taylor – back at the club following a loan spell at Rotherham – has been told he has no future at Portman Road by McCarthy.

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