Sunday, August 15, 2010

O'Dea set for Ipswich loan move

Ipswich are reportedly set for a loan move for Celtic and Ireland defender Darren O'Dea.

The Dublin born international is not set to be a first choice in manager Neil Lennon's defence this season, and he is looking to gain first-team football.

The 23-year-old has already played at Championship level after a spell at Reading last season, and is due in Suffolk on Monday to agree terms over a spell under form Hoops man Roy Keane at Portman Road.

O'Dea has fallen down the pecking order at Celtic Park, with Swedish defender Daniel Majstorovic set to arrive form AEK Athens, and Lennon has admitted he wanted to see the player take the opportunity to gain more experience.

"He doesn't want to be a squad player, he wants to play and I can't guarantee him that," said Lennon.

"Ipswich have made an enquiry to take him on loan so there is a possibility he will be down there on Monday.

"Ipswich have given him the opportunity to go and play and I think it will be good for him to get some games under his belt because we're bringing in other people allied to the ones we've got."

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