'Thatch' your lot for Ben

BEN Thatcher is officially no longer an Ipswich Town player.

Carl Marston

BEN Thatcher is officially no longer an Ipswich Town player.

Thatcher has not played at all this season, following a long-term knee injury suffered against Norwich towards the end of last term.

The 34-year-old has since failed to break into Roy Keane's first-team squad, with the Town boss stating in the past that he was unhappy with the player travelling long distances from his home to the club for training.

“Ben Thatcher's contract has been settled,” confirmed Chief Executive Simon Clegg this afternoon.