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TRANSFER NEWS: Former West Ham midfielder Jack Collison has been training with Ipswich Town, while Frank Nouble looks set to depart

PUBLISHED: 10:28 17 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:52 17 August 2014

Jack Collison

Jack Collison

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Former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison trained with Ipswich Town last week, with Blues boss Mick McCarthy now weighing up whether to offer the Welsh international a deal.

Frank Nouble missed three good chnaces in the Capital One Cup game at Crawley Town last Tuesday. PHOTO: PAGEPIX LTDFrank Nouble missed three good chnaces in the Capital One Cup game at Crawley Town last Tuesday. PHOTO: PAGEPIX LTD

The 25-year-old – who was born in Watford, but has played 17 times for Wales (qualifying through his grandfather) – penned an emotional 2,800 word open letter to Hammers fans after his release released at the end of last season, having made more than 100 appearances for the club over seven seasons.

It’s understood he had a recent trial at newly-promoted Premier League club QPR before training with Town’s first team squad at Playford Road last week.

Collison is an all-round midfielder who can play centrally or out wide, though just 11 goals in his entire club career suggests he wouldn’t be the answer to Town’s lack of goals from the middle of the pitch. He finished last season on loan at Wigan, playing in their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal at Wembley.

Meanwhile, it’s understood that Town boss Mick McCarthy is ready to listen to offers – either loan or permanent – for striker Frank Nouble following the acquisition of Conor Sammon on a season-long loan from Derby County.

The 22-year-old, who had a game to forget as Town crashed out of the Capital One Cup at League One side Crawley in midweek, now appears to be behind David McGoldrick, Daryl Murphy, Sammon, Balint Bajner and Jack Marriott in the striker pecking order.

Signed from Wolves for £25,000 in January 2013, becoming reunited with McCarthy and Terry Connor, Nouble – now in the final year of his contract – has made 26 starts and 33 substitute appearances for Town, scoring five goals.

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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