Ipswich midfielder Nabil Abidallah is set to join Scottish First Division club Ross County.
The 21-year-old Dutchman is keen to try his luck north of the border and boss Joe Royle said: 'It is a chance for him to get some first-team football.'
Ross boss Alex Smith, together with several of his backroom staff, paid a flying visit to Ipswich recently to study the academy set-up.
Royle added: 'There is an affinity between the two clubs. We discussed with Alex that players not getting a game here ...