A list of all the transfer activity to happen at Portman Road this season
Cole Skuse- Bristol City (free)
Joined Town on a free transfer from Bristol City after his contract with the Robins had expired. Came through the Academy ranks and Ashton Gate and went on to clock up over 300 appearances for the club. Cole is equally comfortable playing in midfield or in defence and captained the Robins last season. Will add vital experience to the Town squad and has signed a three-year deal at Portman Road.
Jay Tabb- Reading (free)
Experienced midfielder who joined Town on a free transfer from Reading, after seeing his contract with the Royals come to an end. Penned a two-year deal at Portman Road, which commences from July 1st. Jay is no stranger to life at Suffolk, after taking in a successful loan spell with Blues last season, helping Mick McCarthy's side pull away from the relegation zone. A useful player to have in the squad, Jay is comfortable playing anywhere across the midfield.
Daryl Murphy- Celtic (free)
Fourth time lucky for Murph, who has agreed a two-year permanent contract at Town following three separate successful loan spells with Blues. Has already clocked up over 90 appearances for the Club and is a popular figure around the dressing-room. Has worked with Mick McCarthy previously at Sunderland and with the Republic of Ireland national side and brings experience to the squad. Is capable of playing as a striker or as a left-sided midfielder so brings versatility to Portman Road.
David McGoldrick (free)
Completed a permanent switch to Portman Road after enjoying a successful loan spell in Suffolk during the back end of last season. The striker joined Town from Nottingham Forest, where he had spent the last four years. Began his career at Notts County, before joining Southampton as a teenager. Left the Saints following relegation to League One, teaming up with Forest boss Billy Davies at the City Ground. Will wear the number 10 shirt for the Blues this season.
Paul Anderson (swap deal)
Pacey winger who arrived at Portman Road from Bristol City, in a move that saw Jay Emmanuel-Thomas depart Suffolk for Ashton Gate. The midfielder came through the ranks at Premier League side Liverpool, taking in highly successful loan spells at Swansea and Nottingham Forest, before joining the Reds on a permanent deal. Helped Forest reach back-to-back play-off campaigns, before then helping the club stay in the Championship. Spent the one season with the Robins. making 30 appearances for City.
Dean Gerken (free)
Essex-born 'keeper who agreed a free transfer switch to Town this summer, after departing Bristol City after coming to the end of his contract at Ashton Gate. Spent time on trial with the Blues, impressing boss Mick McCarthy enough to be handed a two-year deal. Made his name down the A12 at Colchester United before moving to the Robins, Dean will provide competition to current number one, Scott Loach.
Frederic Veseli (free)
Former Manchester City and Manchester United defender who completed a free transfer switch to Portman Road after leaving Old Trafford. A real versatile performer, Freddy is comfortable playing at right-back, centre-back or in midfield. Capped by Switzerland at youth level, Freddy has been handed the squad number 20 for this season.
Christophe Berra (free)
28-year old defender who joined Town on a free transfer after leaving Wolves. The Scotland international worked with Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor at Molinuex, so jumped at the chance to link up with the pair once more at Portman Road. Began his career at Hearts, before moving to Wolves for £2.3m in 2009 and helping the side win the Championship title later that season.
Jack Doherty (Undisclosed)
Young winger who joined Town for an undisclosed fee from Waterford United.
The 18-year-old Irishman was invited to join up with the Blues by manager during pre-season and impressed enough to be offered a two-year contract, with the option of a further year.
Ryan Tunnicliffe (loan)
Joined Town on loan from Manchester United, which will see the midfielder remain at Portman Road until January. Gained Championship experience during a loan spell at Peterborough United last term, and has also featured for Barnsley.
Jordan Adekunle (free)
Young winger that was handed a year's contract by Mick McCarthy after impressing for the Club during a trial at Portman Road.
Was previously with Crawley and shone during the Red Devils' friendly with Town in pre-season.
Still a teenager, Jordan's greatest asset is his blistering pace, and he will part of Mark Kennedy's U21 Development Squad this term.