Grimsby are set to sign Ipswich midfielder Liam Trotter on an initial one-month loan deal.

The 20-year-old has made five appearances for the Tractor Boys this season but is now set to move to Blundell Park in order to gain more first-team experience, starting with Saturday's trip to Morecambe.

Caretaker manager Stuart Watkiss told the club's official website: "We've managed to persuade Ipswich to let him out. He`s an attacking midfielder and he will definitely be in the squad on Saturday."

He added: "He's 6ft 2in and is obviously a big strong lad. I`ve also spoken to another Championship club about another player and I am hoping to bring in a player from a Premiership club next week."

Ipswich boss Jim Magilton told the Tractor Boys' official website: "It`s important that our younger players are gaining experience of first-team football all the time.

"Liam will have a chance of getting regular football over the next month and that will add to his education in the game."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2008, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: