Lowestoft Town keen on permanent deal for Ipswich Town defender

Omar Sowumni

Omar Sowumni - Credit: Archant

Lowestoft Town joint boss Micky Chapman admits the Blues are very keen to bring Omar Sowunmi to Crown Meadow on a permanent deal.

The Trawlerboys extended the 19-year-old’s loan from Ipswich Town until the end of the season after he was told by Mick McCarthy he can look for a new club.

Sowunmi is keen to stay in the professional game and will be trialling with several Football League sides during the summer. However, if a move doesn’t materialise, Chapman confirmed the Trawlerboys would be keen to offer him a permanent deal.

“We’ve got him for the rest of the season, which is great for everyone and of course we would like to keep him beyond that,” said Chapman, whose side entertain Hednesford Town this afternoon in the league.

“We know Ipswich are going to release him but he’s obviously keen to stay in the pro game.

“He has been for a few trials – I think Exeter are taking a look at him. But if he can’t (get a deal) then I know there will be a contract here for him at Lowestoft at the end of the season.”

With three games to play, Lowestoft are nine points outside the drop zone and would have to lose all their remaining games and Leamington win all theirs to finish in the bottom three.

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“Mathematically we aren’t safe but barring a miracle we will be in the Conference next season,” said Chapman, who is to retire at the end of the season.

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