Kelvin Wilson would be a great signing for Ipswich Town says Luke Chambers

LUKE Chambers believes fellow centre-back Kelvin Wilson would be an excellent addition to the Ipswich Town ranks.

The Green ‘Un understands that Town have had a bid rejected by Celtic for Wilson, with manager Paul Jewell now deciding whether to up his offer.

Summer signing Chambers, left, played alongside Wilson at former club Nottingham Forest and has nothing but praise for his former team-mate.

He said: “Kelvs is a tremendous player. He was fantastic at Nottingham Forest and is a very good player, but we as players don’t get involved in all that. We only read it in the newspapers the same as everyone else.

“It’s a small squad and you can’t get away from the fact that we need a few more players. The gaffer is doing his upmost to bring players in, we know that as a squad and we know that competition will only help us succeed.

“My girlfriend and little boy have been down and we all absolutely love the area. It’s 50 minutes from London if you want to get into a city, so the travel problem is a misconception.

“I’ve only been here a few weeks, but I would recommend this club and area to anyone. It just seems like a place geared for success.”

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Town may have scored an impressive 69 goals last season, but the fact they conceded 77 meant they were always confined to a third successive bottom-half finish.

“It’s something the manager has got us working on,” said Chambers. “Early on pre-season we conceded some poor goals, but I do think it’s something we can cut out pretty easily.

“We’ve identified areas we feel we can improve, but it’s not just about the back four. You have to defend from the front and I think we have done that in the last few games with Lee Martin and Chops (Michael Chopra) working their socks off up top.”