Ipswich Town closing in on Brentford midfielder Jonathan Douglas

Brentford's Jonathan Douglas, right, has signed for Town

Brentford's Jonathan Douglas, right, has signed for Town - Credit: PA

Experienced Brentford midfielder Jonathan Douglas thought to be undergoing medical ahead of joining The Blues at Portman Road.

We understand that the 33-year-old is currently at Playford Road seeing medics.

Douglas – capped eight times by the Republic of Ireland – captained the Bees last season, scoring eight goals in 46 appearances as the west London side finished fifth before losing to Middlesbrough in the play-off semi-finals.

Manager Mark Warburton left the club after a disagreement over a heavily statistics-based recruitment process though and new head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen had the following to say about Douglas – who still had a year left on his deal – recently: “He is not part of the squad and is training separately. There is no future for him. We decided it is better for him to move on – for his future and for the future of Brentford.”

Town play Brentford, at Griffin Park, in their Championship opener on Saturday.


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Douglas started his career at Blackburn before moving on to Leeds United, where he made close to 150 appearances for the Elland Road club. He then had a three-year spell at Swindon Town before joining Brentford in 2011.

Meanwhile, Ipswich have confirmed the signing of recent trialists Giles Coke and Larsen Toure, on two-year and one-year deals respectively.

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