Roberts joins Gillingham on loan

Jordan Roberts has joined Gillingham on loan until the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

The move will come as very little surprise amongst Town fans with Robert only playing little over a minute of league action this season.

Roberts, who is out of contract in the summer, has featured 17 times for Blues in all competitions, scoring three times. All of Roberts’ goals came in this season’s Leasing.com Trophy fixtures.

Speaking on the signing of Jordan Roberts, Gillingham manager Steve Evans is delighted to land the former Crawley man.

“My knowledge of Jordan goes back to Crawley, when he had a stunning season,” Evans told the Gills official site.

“He played in the Championship last season, there was a change of manager and this season he hasn’t played a part.

“He played against us in the EFL Trophy and was outstanding and he really tested my back four. We have been patient and we are grateful to Ipswich Town for their help and assistance.”

Meanwhile, Town have been linked with a move for AFC Fylde striker, Danny Rowe. Lambert recently took in the game between Sheffield United and AFC Fylde, with Leon Clarke initially understood to be the reason for his visit.

Rowe, who has scored 182 goals in 281 games for the National League club, is out of contract in the summer and is now transfer listed at his own request, trying to force a move up the football pyramid.

The non league striker, 30, has played his whole career out of the football league and that lack of experience alongside the fee he would be commanding, makes any move for the striker appear highly unlikely.

The move taking Town defender Toto Nsiala to Bolton could happen before this weekend. Reports broke yesterday of Bolton’s interest in the former Shrewsbury man, with all parties seemingly keen to get the move concluded.

Bolton are hopeful that Nsiala will be available for Saturday’s clash with Rochdale. However, the deal would need to be concluded by lunchtime on Friday for Nsiala to take his place in the derby.

It is understood the move is likely to be a loan, with Bolton paying a significant, if not all, of Nsiala’s wages. There will be an obligation for the move to be made a permanent one at the end of the season, providing the move is initially a temporary switch.

Another bit of transfer news involves striker Tom Elliott. Elliott was initially involved in the Bartosz Bialkowski move to Millwall, but the proposed move broke down. The 29 year old failed a medical due to an ongoing hamstring issues and Town subsequently re-signed Will Keane.

This afternoon Elliott, contracted to the end of the season, had his contracted terminated at The Den. Elliott has signed a two and a half year deal at League Two side Salford City.

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