Pennington: No regrets about joining Ipswich on loan

Friday, 7 December, 2018 5comments  |  Jump to last

Ipswich Town may be propping up the Championship table but Matthew Pennington is adamant he has no regrets about joining on a season-long loan from Everton.

The 24-year-old defender was signed by ex-manager Paul Hurst but has received the stamp of approval from his successor, Paul Lambert, who has picked him for every one of his five league games in charge.

Warrington-born Pennington said: “I've never regretted the move because I've been playing games and I've enjoyed my time here, despite the results. It's a great club and I've been made to feel like part of the family here.”

Pennington has no idea what the future could hold when he returns to Goodison Park at the end of the season. But he admits he is reaching the stage of his career when he would like to make a permanent move.

“It would be nice to settle down somewhere,” he continued. “I'm 24 now and I've been out on loan five times, so I guess it's getting to the time now where I need to find a club, settle down and kick on. It could be here but I don't know.

“It's just up to me to keep performing and playing games then we'll see what happens. I don't know what's happening with Everton. I've had a phone call or two from them but nothing more than that.”

 

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Mike Gaynes
1 Posted 07/12/2018 at 15:50:33
Best of luck to the lad – Lambert is a great teacher... but he has no future with us. The Championship is his level.
Paul Birmingham
2 Posted 07/12/2018 at 20:24:49
The coin's dropped and reality check, and so the best for all parties. I'm sure M&M will start the clear out of the squad very soon.

Matt, in my view, has never looked good enough on the times when I was watching the U23s regularly 3 or 4 years ago.

I don't blame him for losing the plot when the Klogg slung in him at our ground, but that summed up the gap in his play.

Best of luck to Matt in his quest for regular games.

Peter Gorman
3 Posted 08/12/2018 at 13:40:23
By all accounts, young Matty is a bright spark, so let's hope he is bright enough to make a permanent move.

I hope to see him back in a league near us at some point, as Shane Duffy, but it has been noted many times on here that he has no viable future at the club given his age. A younger lad named Morgan Feeney is the next to be given a crack, I would hope.

Still, Matt scored in a derby which can never be taken away from him.

Fran Mitchell
4 Posted 10/12/2018 at 15:33:54
He looked decent, in my opinion; however lacked pace and technique to make it as a top 6 Premier League player, which is what we are aiming for. I'm sure that, with a permanent move, he could well build a career and get himself in a lower-level Premier League team.
Simon Smith
5 Posted 11/12/2018 at 00:29:32
He needs to look at Shane Duffy and build up his career elsewhere, he isn't cut out for the Premier League, but that's not to say he can't gain experience in the Championship and come back in a few years as a more complete footballer.

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