Anthony Wordsworth is relishing making the step up to the Championship after joining Town from Colchester.
The 24-year-old midfielder, who arrives for an undisclosed fee, has signed a contract that will keep him at Portman Road until the summer of 2015, with the option of a year’s extension on top of that.
“I’m obviously delighted to be here. It’s a big challenge and a big opportunity for me and I can’t wait to get going,” Anthony told the Club website.
“I had opportunities to move last January but this feels the right time and the right club to make that step up.
“I can remember playing here for Colchester in a pre-season game a few years back and looking around the place and thinking what a big club Ipswich is and now I’m relishing the opportunity I’ve got here.”
Anthony spent a few days training with Town at the start of the month and always hoped he’d be coming back.
“I was suspended for Colchester so took the opportunity to train with Ipswich and talk to the manager here,” he added.
“I felt the three days had gone well and I left my boots at the training ground hoping I would be going back there!
“There was talk of other clubs being interested in me but Ipswich was the only club that I wanted to join and I’m delighted I have been given the chance to show what I can do.”
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