‘I still have my best to offer’ - Big striker Hawkins excited about Town move

New Ipswich Town striker Oli Hawkins Picture: ITFC

New Ipswich Town striker Oli Hawkins Picture: ITFC


Big striker Oli Hawkins says he still has his best to offer as he arrives at Portman Road ahead of a promotion push in the coming campaign.

The 6ft 5ins target man, who can also play at centre back, will bring some much-needed physicality to the Town front line.

The striker, 28, who’s signed an initial two year deal, with an option for a third, found minutes hard to come by at Portsmouth last season, in part due to injury and also due to the form of ex-Ipswich striker Ellis Harrison.

He scored 18 goals in 96 games at Fratton Park and will be hoping to give his career a kick-start in Suffolk.

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“It’s a pleasure to have signed here,” Hawkins told iFollow Ipswich.

“I was at Portsmouth last season and that’s a big club with an excellent fan base, it’s the same here.

“This is a new start for me and I’m looking forward to getting that buzz back. I still have my best to offer at this level so I want to show that.

“I’m excited and once the football starts I really think I’ll enjoy myself here. I’m here to help the club achieve what it wants to.”

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