Cotter joins Chelmsford on loan

Town defender Barry Cotter has joined Vanarama South side Chelmsford City on a one-month loan.

The 20-year-old signed from League of Ireland club Limerick last January for a fee understood to be in the region of £50,000, has played just twice for the Blues and not since the 4-0 victory at Reading in the penultimate game of last season.

Cotter made his debut for Town during an impressive 60-minute display against Barnsley which proved to be Mick McCarthy’s final game in charge of the Blues, with the decision to substitute Cotter booed by the Portman Road crowd.

In August, Cotter joined fellow Irish youngster Aaron Drinan on trial with Swedish club GAIS but returned the following week while the striker moved to the Gothenburg club on loan.

Cotter could make his Chelmsford debut away to Eastbourne Borough on Saturday.

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