Ipswich Town sign former West Ham and MK Dons defender, Jordan Spence

Trialist right-back Jordan Spence (right) challenges Ovie Ejaria for possession

Trialist right-back Jordan Spence (right) challenges Ovie Ejaria for possession - Credit: James Ager

Ipswich Town have signed right-back Jordan Spence on a deal until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old, who spent time on trial with Town earlier in the season, was released by MK Dons at the end of last season, following the Buckinghamshire side’s relegation to League One.

Spence began his career with West Ham, making seven appearances in seven years, before joining the Dons, via loan spells with several teams, including Bristol City, Leyton Orient, Scunthorpe and Sheffield Wednesday.

The defender, who can also play centre-back, has represented England at every level up to under-21.

He is unavailable to make his debut against Lincoln tomorrow in the FA Cup but is eligible to feature against Huddersfield at the weekend.

Earlier in the season, Blues boss Mick McCarthy was quizzed about Spence’s performances for Town’s under-23s and said: “He did all right.

“I took him and had a look at him, there’s nothing ventured nothing gained, but Josh (Emmanuel) came in and played two games so I’m not really looking for one, to be honest.

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“If anything it it made Josh go, ‘Hold on a minute, he might be looking at somebody else!’ and he played very well in both games.”

Spence is Town’s second signing of the day, following Forest Green striker, Kieffer Moore.