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Ipswich Town lead the chase for winger Roberts

PUBLISHED: 15:50 27 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:50 27 June 2018

Ipswich Town are closing in on the free transfer addition of former Inverness and Crawley winger Jordan Roberts. Photo: PA

Ipswich Town are closing in on the free transfer addition of former Inverness and Crawley winger Jordan Roberts. Photo: PA

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Ipswich Town are leading the chase for ex-Crawley Town winger Jordan Roberts, we understand.

The 24-year-old is now a free agent after his contract expired at League Two side Crawley Town.

Primarily a left-sided player, he put two injury-disrupted campaigns behind him to shine in Harry Kewell’s struggling outfit last during the first half of last season.

An injury crisis at Broadfield Stadium saw him operate as an auxiliary striker, with seven goals in 25 appearances attracting January interest from Burton, Blackburn and Paul Hurst’s Shrewsbury.

And despite Roberts falling down the pecking order during the back end of last season, Hurst saw enough to convince him to take a punt following his summer switch to the Blues.

Hurst, who has managed at steps seven to three in the football pyramid, has a track record of recruiting players from non-league backgrounds.

Watford-born Roberts started out at Aldershot and had spells at Havant & Waterlooville, Tamworth and Bishop’s Stortford before a season north of the border with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

He was reportedly in Scotland to hold talks with Hearts last week, with Bolton also said to be interested.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is clear on his January recruitment strategy following a meeting with owner Marcus Evans yesterday.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features John Wark scoring twice in a draw with Swindon, while the Blues progressed in the League Cup.

Ipswich Town assistant manager Stuart Taylor believes the international break has offered the perfect chance for the Blues squad to bond further following the arrival of Paul Lambert.

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell believes he is finally back up to speed following his year-long injury absence.

England Under 20s beat Germany 2-0 at Colchester this evening. ANDY WARREN was there to see how Trevoh Chalobah, Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes got on

Ipswich Town’s Under-23s beat their Crystal Palace counterparts 5-2 at Playford Road this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his observations.

ANDY WARREN spoke to new Ipswich Town first-team coach Matt Gill about his time at Norwich and his start to life under Paul Lambert at Portman Road.

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