Scotland joins Blues as Stead moves on

IPSWICH Town have signed Jason Scotland from Wigan for an undisclosed fee.

IPSWICH Town have signed Jason Scotland from Wigan for an undisclosed fee.

The 31-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international put pen to paper on a two year contract this morning and could make his debut for Blues in tomorrow’s Carling Cup second round tie at Crewe.

Jason made his bow in League football in Scotland with Dundee United in 2003 and spent two years at Tannadice before moving to St Johnstone where he had an outstanding record of 33 goals in 66 League games.

He joined Swansea in the summer of 2007 and his 24 League goals played a significant part in helping the club to the League One title.

Jason followed that up with another 20 plus goal return in the Championship in 2008/09 and when Roberto Martinez moved from the Liberty Stadium to Wigan as manager in the summer of 2009, Jason became one of his first signings, joining the Latics in a �2m move.

He made 32 appearances for Wigan in the Premier League before agreeing to join Town.

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Capped more than 40 times for Trinidad, his move to Portman Road will see link up with his international team-mate Carlos Edwards.

“I am delighted to have joined Ipswich Town and look forward to trying to help the Club reach the Premier League,” said Jason.

The former Swansea City and Wigan striker will replace Jon Stead who has today signed for Bristol City.

The former Ipswich striker, 27, has agreed a three-year deal with the Robins and could well make his debut against Roy Keane’s men at Portman Road this Saturday.

Stead has a long list of former clubs, including Blackburn, Huddersfield, Sunderland and Sheffield United.

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