"He knows the division well and he will add more competition" says Paul
Paul Lambert says James Bree will add that extra competition for places at the back.
The 21-year-old defender has joined Town from Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season.
He becomes the sixth player at Portman Road on loan, with only five allowed in the 18 on matchday.
“That is a situation I’ll have to manage but I’m delighted to have James with us,” the Town boss told the Club website.
“He did really well at Barnsley before getting his move to Villa. It took a while for him to settle in there - that’s the way it often is for young players when they get a big move like that
“He has broken into their first-team this season and done well. He knows the division well and he will add more competition at the back for us.”