First picture: Thatcher signs for Town

BEN Thatcher has been officially unveiled as an Ipswich Town player this afternoon.

BEN Thatcher has been officially unveiled as an Ipswich Town player this afternoon.

The uncompromising defender, who played for Town during the pre-season, finalised his move to Portman Road today.

He has signed a one-year contract with the option of another and will go straight into the side to face Burnley on Saturday.

The 32-year-old completed a medical at Portman Road and West Ham but chose the Blues over the Hammers after leaving Charlton in the summer.


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Ben Thatcher factfile:-

Age: 32

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Height: 5 ft 10ins

Weight: 12stone 7lbs

Born: Swindon

International career: Seven caps for Wales

Clubs: Millwall (1992 to 1996)

Wimbledon (1996 to 2000)

Tottenham (2000 to 2003)

Leicester (2003 to 2004)

Manchester City (2004 to 2007)

Charlton (2007 to 2008)

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