Watford striker Uche Ikpeazu joins Crewe Alexandra on loan

Watford Observer: Uche Ikpeazu. Picture: Holly Cant Uche Ikpeazu. Picture: Holly Cant

Uche Ikpeazu has joined Crewe Alexandra on loan until the end of the season.

The young striker's new club wasted no time in giving him some game time as he played in an Under-21 fixture earlier today, scoring his side's first goal in a 3-2 defeat at Huddersfield Town.

There were suggestions Ikpeazu could be set for a move after he tweeted "New Chapter" on the social networking website on Friday.

The forward moved to Vicarage Road in the summer after ending last season as the leading academy level scorer in the country with 28 goals for Reading.

However, he has been restricted to just two appearances on the Hornets bench in the current campaign, both as an unused substitute, and finds himself down the first-team pecking order for one of the two attacking positions.

Ikpeazu's move to the League 1 club comes a week after we reported Watford had agreed a compensation fee with his former club after months of negotiations.

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1:40pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

Acuna, Mensah and Ikpeazu out on loan, leaves just Deeney and Ranegie as the only proper strikers near the 1st team. Perhaps this means the imminent unveiling of a new striker? Let's hope so, otherwise we're a bit short in that department.
Acuna, Mensah and Ikpeazu out on loan, leaves just Deeney and Ranegie as the only proper strikers near the 1st team. Perhaps this means the imminent unveiling of a new striker? Let's hope so, otherwise we're a bit short in that department. Stoney77

1:54pm Mon 13 Jan 14

francowatford says...

J
J francowatford

2:38pm Mon 13 Jan 14

jasonwatford says...

Sure does..deal is sorted.....
Sure does..deal is sorted..... jasonwatford

3:00pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Harry's Bar says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Sure does..deal is sorted.....
.... for a new striker?
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Sure does..deal is sorted.....[/p][/quote].... for a new striker? Harry's Bar

3:10pm Mon 13 Jan 14

WessexLad says...

I would have liked to have seen Uche playing off Deeney's shoulder.
I would have liked to have seen Uche playing off Deeney's shoulder. WessexLad

3:13pm Mon 13 Jan 14

goldanboy says...

The only deal that looks like it's going through at the moment is that we're getting Derek Boateng from Fulham. I think he's a defensive midfielder.
The only deal that looks like it's going through at the moment is that we're getting Derek Boateng from Fulham. I think he's a defensive midfielder. goldanboy

3:42pm Mon 13 Jan 14

jasonwatford says...

Yes
Yes jasonwatford

4:12pm Mon 13 Jan 14

jasonwatford says...

goldanboy wrote:
The only deal that looks like it's going through at the moment is that we're getting Derek Boateng from Fulham. I think he's a defensive midfielder.
Only deal that is out there on internet... They have many being looked at and players and clubs talking. The pozzo are not known for letting everyone know who and what they want.
[quote][p][bold]goldanboy[/bold] wrote: The only deal that looks like it's going through at the moment is that we're getting Derek Boateng from Fulham. I think he's a defensive midfielder.[/p][/quote]Only deal that is out there on internet... They have many being looked at and players and clubs talking. The pozzo are not known for letting everyone know who and what they want. jasonwatford

4:55pm Mon 13 Jan 14

andyhooked says...

Something needs to happen. Troy has missed some sitters and he needs someone else of the likes of Vydra, when he was playing well, to bring more balance to the team. We will just have to wait and see what happens and hopefully not playing just one out and and striker but two right up front and better wide playing than of late. Hope Anya is at his fittest and his best sooner rather than later.
Something needs to happen. Troy has missed some sitters and he needs someone else of the likes of Vydra, when he was playing well, to bring more balance to the team. We will just have to wait and see what happens and hopefully not playing just one out and and striker but two right up front and better wide playing than of late. Hope Anya is at his fittest and his best sooner rather than later. andyhooked

4:58pm Mon 13 Jan 14

andyhooked says...

I hope something happens soon with an out and out striker. Not just a rotation with Troy, who has missed some sitters of late. We need two proven goal scorers up front and better wide playing. Hope Anya is back at his best soon. And guys less falling over when you are tackled.
I hope something happens soon with an out and out striker. Not just a rotation with Troy, who has missed some sitters of late. We need two proven goal scorers up front and better wide playing. Hope Anya is back at his best soon. And guys less falling over when you are tackled. andyhooked

5:08am Tue 14 Jan 14

Essex Hornet says...

Very sorry to see Uche going out on loan now particularly when we are struggling so much to take our chances. Just hope they hurry up and bring in the striker (s) soon otherwise I see us having some real problems on the goal scoring front.
Very sorry to see Uche going out on loan now particularly when we are struggling so much to take our chances. Just hope they hurry up and bring in the striker (s) soon otherwise I see us having some real problems on the goal scoring front. Essex Hornet

6:45pm Tue 14 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Essex Hornet wrote:
Very sorry to see Uche going out on loan now particularly when we are struggling so much to take our chances. Just hope they hurry up and bring in the striker (s) soon otherwise I see us having some real problems on the goal scoring front.
Got that problem already. Scoring is like trying to force mushy peas through a safe door.
[quote][p][bold]Essex Hornet[/bold] wrote: Very sorry to see Uche going out on loan now particularly when we are struggling so much to take our chances. Just hope they hurry up and bring in the striker (s) soon otherwise I see us having some real problems on the goal scoring front.[/p][/quote]Got that problem already. Scoring is like trying to force mushy peas through a safe door. gloryhornet4

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