From Chalobah to Jackson - introducing Ipswich Town’s nine new faces
PUBLISHED: 10:25 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:13 10 August 2018
It’s been a busy transfer window for Ipswich Town under new boss Paul Hurst. STUART WATSON and ANDY WARREN provide a recap on the ins and outs.
Exciting prospect who has been one of the stand-out players in Chelsea’s youth system in recent years ahead of his Ipswich loan.
The 19-year-old appears to have been brought in to play in a holding midfield role and made a promising debut in the opening-day draw with Blackburn Rovers.
Spent the summer captaining England Under-19s at their European Championships and made the team of the tournament.
Direct winger who is making the step up to the Championship after being a stand-out player for Crawley in League Two.
The 24-year-old, who moved on a free transfer, can run at his man, deliver a teasing cross and also possesses an eye for goal.
Found his pre-season minutes limited but has shown flashes of his ability when on the field.
A 25-year-old winger who was one of the most-feared players in League One last season.
The £750k signing likes to cut in on his right foot and test his man whenever he gets on the ball.
Made a hugely promising debut against Blackburn, scoring the Blues’ first goal and terrorising the Rovers defence to ensure he was an instant hit with the Portman Road crowd.
The striker, schooled by former Ipswich star Marcus Stewart at Bristol Rovers, is hoping to prove he can make the step up to the Championship following his £750k move.
The early signs are promising, with the 24-year-old scoring on his Portman Road bow against West Ham before impressing fans on his official debut against Blackburn.
Hurst likes his strikers to act as the focal point of his teams, with Harrison fitting the bill in that regard given he is a solid all-round player.
A versatile, 25-year-old defender who was part of the Accrington Stanley team which won League Two last season.
Arrives on an initial loan which could become a £750k permanent deal once a work permit is sorted, and made his debut in the middle of the Ipswich defence against Blackburn.
Switched to right-back later in the game, which Hurst sees as his best position.
Versatile 20-year-old, who has been capped by England at various youth levels, has joined on a season-long loan from newly-promoted Premier League club Fulham.
Capable of playing anywhere down the left or in central midfield, he has a lovely low centre of gravity and looks tidy on the ball.
Stepped off the bench and scored Town’s late leveller in last weekend’s 2-2 home draw with Blackburn.
Silky attacking midfielder who has been signed, effectively, as Martyn Waghorn’s replacement to play in the No.10 role.
Let go by Everton as a kid, the 26-year-old played in non-league for Stockport, Lincoln, Wrexham and Grimbsy. Paul Hurst got him going at the latter and, after a year at Chesterfield, he was reunited with his old boss at Shrewsbury.
Scored 10 goals last season as the Shrews finished third in League One before losing in the Play-Off Final.
Athletic, no-nonsense centre-back with a intriguing back story.
Born in DR Congo, grew up in Liverpool and didn’t quite make the grade at Everton. Almost quit football, spent some time in Vietnam, but rediscovered his mojo under Hurst at Grimsby.
The 26-year-old followed his mentor to Shrewsbury, following a spell at Hartlepool, and played a key role last season.
Lightning quick striker yesterday became Town’s most expensive signing in almost a decade when completing a £1.6m switch from Accrington Stanley.
The 24-year-old scored 16 goals for the League Two champions and had several clubs vying for his signature this summer.
He too has played under Hurst, briefly, during a loan spell at Grimsby. Prior to that he had never played above non-league level, with stints at Swindon Supermarine, Oxford City, Tamworth and Wrexham.
– Striker Martyn Waghorn – who scored 16 goals and produced 11 assists in his debut season with the Blues – was sold to Championship rivals Derby County (£5m with the potential to rise to £7.5m) almost a year to the day he arrived from Rangers for £250k.
– Striker Joe Garner joined Wigan for £1.25m late on deadline day. Town make £500k profit on a player who scored 10 goals in his debut campaign after also moving down from Rangers.
– Centre-back Adam Webster moved to Bristol City (£3.5m with the potential to rise to £8m) two years on from his arrival from League Two side Portsmouth for £600k plus Matt Clarke.
– David McGoldrick walked away at the end of his contract and has joined Sheffield United.
– Luke Hyam (Southend), Stephen Gleeson (Abderdeen), Mustapha Carayol, Kevin Bru (both Apollon Limassol) and Michael Crowe (Preston) were all released.
TOWN SQUAD AS THINGS STAND
Keepers: Bialkowski, Gerken, Wright
Defenders: Donacien, Spence, Emmnanuel, Cotter, Chambers, Nsiala, Woolfenden, Knudsen, Kenlock
Midfielders: Skuse, Nolan, Chalobah, Edun, Huws, Dozzell, Nydam, Downes, Bishop, Adeyemi
Wingers: Edwards, Ward, Roberts, Rowe
Strikers: Harrison, Jackson, Sears, Morris, Folami