LUKE CHAMBERS SIGNING: Defender excited by new challenge and ambitious Ipswich Town

THE ambition of Marcus Evans and Paul Jewell helped persuade Luke Chambers to become Ipswich Town’s second signing of the summer.

The centre back, who today agreed a three-year deal, said he was delighted to be joining a club “going in the right direction”.

He added: “I met the manager here a few times in the summer and it was clear that he’s ambitious, the owner is ambitious and the club is ambitious.

“That proved to be the key factor for me. There were other clubs interested but when I looked at the players here - and I know the gaffer wants to add another three or four players - it’s a club that looks to be going in the right direction.

“I felt it was the right time for a new challenge after five years at Forest and having been down at Ipswich to have a medical last week and to look around the place, that new challenge was always going to be at Ipswich Town.

“I can’t wait to get going now. As I said, with the players we have here, with the manager we have here, we are capable of doing well in the Championship this season.”

Chief executive Simon Clegg added: “We finalised all the paperwork on Friday, Luke arrived on Sunday, and I am absolutely delighted that Luke has become our second signing of the summer. I am very excited about the season ahead.”