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TOWN SIGN GEORGE EDMUNDSON

27 July 2021

Central defender arrives on four-year deal

George Edmundson is Town’s ninth summer signing.

The centre-half, who has penned a four-year deal at Portman Road, joins from Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

George turned professional at Oldham Athletic in 2015 and made his debut in September of that year against Shrewsbury Town in the EFL Trophy.

He spent four seasons with Latics as a member of the senior squad and earned a spot in the EFL League Two team of the season after impressing in his final campaign at Boundary Park.

In June 2019 he joined Rangers and in February of that season he scored his first goal for the club when he netted in a 2-1 win over Hibernian at Ibrox.

A year later, and with Europa League experience to his name, he joined Derby County on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.

George made 10 Championship appearances for The Rams and scored on just his second start for the club when he headed in against Huddersfield at Pride Park.

Now he is looking to secure regular first-team football at Portman Road and help the Club achieve its goal of promotion from League One this season.

"The opportunity came along and it was one I couldn't turn down," George told iFollow Ipswich.

"I spoke to the gaffer and it really excited me. He was a massive pull and this is also a huge club.

"Having also spoken to Mark Ashton [CEO], he has been very clear about the culture being built at the Club and the importance of engaging with the local community - that's something I also consider to be very important.

"I like the sound of the project here and I can see the intent the Club has, so I'm delighted to have signed."

Town boss Paul Cook added: “George is at a great age but he also already has good experience in the game. We’re delighted to have him with us.

“He’s strong, a good talker, comfortable on the ball and he wants to play regular first-team football. I first came across him when he was on loan at AFC Fylde because they played Wigan in the FA Cup and took us to a replay. He was strong on the day and we’ve followed him ever since.

“We really think he’ll be a strong addition to the squad.”

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