Town sign winger Kyle Edwards
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Ipswich Town have signed former West Brom left-winger Kyle Edwards.
The 23-year-old, who made 21 starts and 28 sub appearances for the Baggies, was released following the West Midlands club's relegation from the Premier League.
He started the summer on trial at Championship club Reading, but the Royals were unable to do a deal due to their current transfer restrictions. He subsequently went on trial at Bournemouth, where he impressed Scott Parker.
Celtic had also been linked to the former England Under-20 international, but he has signed a three-year deal with the option of a fourth at Portman Road and is reunited with his former West Brom team-mate Rekeem Harper.
The EADT and Ipswich Star understands the Blues will now pull the plug on their well-advanced attempts to sign Portsmouth winger Michael Jacobs, the latter having been at Portman Road for a medical last Friday.
"I'm really excited to be here," Edwards told the club website.
"I'm at a point in my career where I need to be playing consistently. I want to show people what I can do and I think this is a great place for that.
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"I can feel the buzz around the club and the aims for the season. The project here really drew me in and I want to be a part of it."
"We've wanted to sign Kyle for a long time," said Town boss Paul Cook.
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"He's the exact type of player that we want at Portman Road. He's very exciting and our fans will love watching him play."
Chief executive Mark Ashton said: "Kyle is a player that we have pursued all summer and we have beaten a number of Championship clubs to his signature.
"I'm delighted to have finally got our man. I'm sure he will be a great addition to the squad."
Edwards, who did not sign in time to be involved in tomorrow night's Carabao Cup clash with Newport County at Portman Road, becomes Town's 13th summer addition, with Middlesbrough left-back Hayden Coulson expected to follow on loan.
Blues boss Paul Cook is still looking to strengthen at centre-half and centre-midfield.
Town's attacking options now consist of Edwards, Louie Barry, Scott Fraser, Conor Chaplin, Sone Aluko, Wes Burns, Armando Dobra, Joe Pigott, Macauley Bonne and James Norwood.
IPSWICH TOWN TRANSFER WINDOW
IN (13): Wes Burns (Fleetwood, undisc), Lee Evans (Wigan, free), Rekeem Harper (West Brom, undisc), Macauley Bonne (QPR, loan), Vaclav Hladky (Salford, undisc), Matt Penney (Sheff Weds, free), Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon, free), Scott Fraser (MK Dons, undisc), George Edmundson (Rangers, undisc), Conor Chaplin (Barnsley, undisc), Louie Barry (Aston Villa, loan), Sone Aluko (Reading, free), Kyle Edwards (West Brom, free).
OUT (18): Andre Dozzell (QPR, £1m), Luke Chambers (Colchester, free), Gwion Edwards (Wigan, free), Cole Skuse (Colchester, free), James Wilson (Plymouth, free), David Cornell (contract terminated, joined Peterborough), Freddie Sears (Colchester, free), Alan Judge (Colchester, free), Oli Hawkins (Mansfield, undisc), Jack Lankester (Cambridge Utd, undisc), Aaron Drinan (Leyton Orient, undisc), Stephen Ward (Walsall, free), Teddy Bishop (Lincoln, undisc), Harry Wright (Fleetwood, free), Adam Przybek (Wycombe, free), Tyreece Simpson (Swindon, loan), Emyr Huws, Tristan Nydam (both released).
LOANS EXPIRED (6): Mark McGuinness, Luke Matheson, Josh Harrop, Keanan Bennetts, Luke Thomas, Troy Parrott.