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Ipswich Town Midfielder Joins Exeter City on Loan

Rekeem Harper

Ipswich Town are currently flying high at the summit of the League One table. Former Manchester United man Kieran McKenna has his team firing on all cylinders with 13 points from an available 15. In and amongst their success, Rekeem Harper has been unable to establish himself at Portman Road. The Ipswich Town midfielder has joined fellow third-tier side Exeter City on loan until the end of the season.

Ipswich Town Midfielder on the Move Again

A Career Yet to Kickstart for the Ipswich Town Midfielder

Rekeem Harper first came to prominence as a highly rated West Bromwich Albion youngster. The current Ipswich Town midfielder made his first appearance for the Baggies at just 17. He was one of a few promising starlets at the Hawthorns, alongside the likes of Jonathan Leko, Sam Field and Kyle Edwards. None of them have been able to really kick on and Harper is at the fore of this.

In the earlier stages he went on loan to Blackburn Rovers and then further down the road at Birmingham City. Neither of these were fruitful and so Harper dropped down to League One. A player of his talent and potential, albeit untapped, was a real coup for Ipswich. In January he joined a struggling Crewe Alexandra team and has a new home once again.

The Ipswich Town midfielder is still just 22 but it is all about his reputation at the moment. Harper had the following to say on the move and what it means for his career both in the present and in the future. “I don’t just want to be a player with potential, I really want to use it for myself and get better each and every day.”

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Exeter City Establishing Themselves In League One

Exeter City are new to League One having been promoted alongside Forest Green Rovers, Bristol Rovers and Port Vale. They themselves have had a strong start to the season. with two wins and a draw to their name, the Grecians are currently ninth, whilst their bitter rivals Plymouth Argyle are a couple of points ahead in fifth.

Matt Taylor has done a solid job of taking the reins over from long-time manager Paul Tisdale. Harper highlighted the positivity that surrounds the club currently, “[I] feel like Exeter’s goals align with my vision. It is perfect timing and I am very excited.” Hopefully the Birmingham-born lad can finally find his feet in the EFL.


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