Former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert has confirmed that he will be cutting the loan spell of winger Jordan Graham short when the transfer window opens in the New Year.
This won’t come as a shock to anyone.
23-year-old Graham headed to Portman Road back in August for what was his second loan spell at the club in his career, but with only four appearances to his name, and not a single showing since Lambert took charge as Paul Hurst’s replacement, most expected he’d return.
It’s the third time the former Celtic midfielder has managed Graham as he was in the youth set-up at Aston Villa during his time there as well and he was overlooked by the Scot then, he was largely overlooked during his time here, and clearly, he’s been overlooked once again.
There is probably more to the story than we know going off the press reports but they are obviously not a match.
In advance of the deal being cut short, Graham is already training with Oxford United in the hope of sealing a move to them and finally getting himself going again given his early potential and in fairness to Lambert he points to Ipswich’s own youth as being more of a priority, and the fact his time in charge of Graham previously was when he wasn’t a senior and then at the Molineux he was injury hit.
It’s rare but it’s certainly not new in the game for such instances to happen.