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VARNEY TO DEPART TOWN

4 January 2017

Striker Luke Varney is set for move to Burton Albion after having his registration with the Blues cancelled

Luke Varney has left Ipswich Town, with the striker set to join Burton Albion on a permanent deal, after the Blues agreed to cancel his registration a week before his contract ran out on January 12.

The former Crewe, Derby, Blackpool and Leeds man will train with his new team-mates this week and could make his debut for Albion in the FA Cup at the weekend.

The striker rejoined the Blues in August for a third spell, signing a short-term contract until January, but will now depart Portman Road to join up with Nigel Clough's Brewers.

Luke, a popular figure at the Club, has netted three goals for the Blues this season, including the winner at  Derby in September, as well as strikes against Cardiff and QPR at Portman Road.


The former Blackburn man first joined  Town on loan in 2015 but suffered a serious injury during the home Play-Off semi-final leg with Norwich, before recovering well to sign a short-term deal with the Blues the following season.

Mick McCarthy then allowed Luke to leave Portman Road following the expiration of that deal, but then brought 'Reg' back for another spell at the beginning of this campaign.

Everyone at the Club wishes Luke well for the future and we thank him for all his efforts in a Blue shirt.


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