Vincent-Young deal close to completion

Blues boss Paul Lambert confirmed that Kane Vincent-Young was at the Ipswich Town training centre today and will sign for the Club subject to a medical.

Lambert spoke of his excited by the imminent arrival of Kane Vincent-Young.

“Hopefully everything goes ok with medicals and the other bits and pieces, so hopefully that goes through,” Lambert said.

Although Lambert sees Vincent-Young as a right back, his versatility is something which will add cover for Town.

“It wasn’t just right-back because there are a few positions where we’re not strong enough. Myles is the only left-back we have and if Kane comes he can play there as well. It’s not his favourite position but we don’t have cover in certain areas.

“I obviously saw him play against ourselves (in pre-season) and he fits the mould of the club.

“He’s young, athletic, strong and has played a lot of games after having a good upbringing at Tottenham.

“If it does happen then we’ve got a really good player.”

The full-back position is certainly an area Town boss Paul Lambert is keen to bolster. With Josh Emmanuel firmly out of the picture, Janoi Donacien has started both league games but Lambert still sees Donacien as a centre-half.

When asked if the addition of Vincent-Young would have a direct implication on the roles of Janoi Donacien and Josh Emmanuel Lambert replied:

“He’s playing well Janoi. You’ve got to give him credit where it’s due.

“He’s playing really well, and I’m happy with Janoi and the way he’s performing. But if Kane does come then, it gives us extra help.”
  
“No, not really (Josh Emmanuel leaving on loan), As I said before, we could potentially play 60-odd games, it’s too much, it’s far too many games,” he continued.

“You have to have a squad that’s big enough and strong enough that can play. We’re going to need everybody, but the secret is keeping everyone happy.”

He added: “Janoi’s doing great. Josh has got to fight, you sacrifice yourself for the team, you fight to get in the side, that’s football all over the world.

“It doesn’t just happen in Ipswich, you make sure that when you get the opportunity, because they’ll all get opportunities, you have to stay in the side or you have to show me that you can do it.”

“And whoever’s best, gets in. You get in this side, you fight for everything and you have to worry that somebody can take your place.

“If you don’t have that, if you don’t look over your shoulder in football then you become complacent, you have to have people who are ready to take your place and who are hungry to take your place and have the desire to take your place.

“And the flip side of that is that you have to be ready to fight them off, that’s the competition you need.”