Jaime Peters set to be released by Ipswich Town

JAIME Peters’ career at Portman Road is coming to a close.

Paul Jewell last night revealed that the versatile Peters – who has made just one start under the Blues boss – is set to leave Ipswich.

Negotiations are ongoing with the 25-year-old over his release with Peters still having a year left on his contract.

But it seems likely that Peters will follow Ivar Ingimarsson, Colin Healy and Tamas Priskin in having his deal paid up early.

Jewell confirmed: “The club are looking at a possible termination with Jaime Peters – he needs to play some football.”

Despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea, the Canadian international joined Ipswich in 2005 and made 99 starts.

But the writing was on the wall when Jewell suggested last season that Peters might have to look elsewhere for football – and then not selecting him for the tour of the Netherlands.

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Nathan Ellington was also not picked but Jewell offered the striker more hope, saying: “At the end of the day, we only have so many players and we can’t pick everybody.

“I decided not to bring Nathan but it doesn’t mean it is the end of his football career – not by any stretch of the imagination. Some people will argue he hasn’t had a chance, which I actually agree with.

“But you have to earn that chance and Nathan hasn’t done well enough over the season to be top of the pecking order for forwards.”