Ten facts about our latest signing at Portman Road
- Helped guide Brentford to the Championship play-offs last season.
- Scored eight times last season – his most prolific season thus far.
- Has been capped eight times by the Republic of Ireland, the last of those coming in 2007.
- Has played the majority of his football in England despite being Irish.
- Played 15 Premier League games between 2003-2005 for Blackburn Rovers; scoring once.
- Was named Swindon Town’s Player of the Season in 2010 and Brentford’s Player of the Season in 2012.
- Previously captained both Leeds United and Brentford.
- Played 46 times for the Bees last season, playing the full 90 minutes in 43 of those matches.
- Scored against the Blues at Portman Road last season in a 1-1 draw.
- Will be available to face his former side, Brentford, in Saturday’s season opener.
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