Town have signed Patrick Kisnorbo on a month’s loan from Championship rivals Leeds United.
The Australian defender becomes Mick McCarthy’s first signing of the January transfer window and trained with his new team-mates for the first time this morning.
Patrick began his career in his homeland with South Melbourne, before moving to Scotland to team up with Hearts. He left Tynecastle in 2005 and moved south of the border to Leicester, linking up with his former manager Craig Levein.
The 31 year-old spent a successful four years at the King Power Stadium, where he was a team-mate of former Town defender Gareth McAuley, before linking up with Leeds United on a free transfer.
The Australian, who has 18 international caps to his name, has so far turned out 57 times for Leeds but currently finds himself out of favour under Neil Warnock.
Patrick will wear the number six shirt during his time at Portman Road and has been given clearance to feature against Aston Villa in the FA Cup this weekend. The defender will be contracted to Blues until January 29th.
Subscribers to Ipswich Player will be able to hear an exclusive first interview with the new recruit later on today.