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3 June 2021

"It’s an exciting time for the Club, seeing the ambitions they have" says new Blue after becoming first addition under new owners

Town have signed Wes Burns from Fleetwood on a three-year deal.

The 26-year-old, who can play in a range of positions, has joined for an undisclosed fee and becomes the first new recruit to the playing squad under the Gamechanger 20 ownership.

Cardiff born, Wes progressed through the youth ranks at Bristol City and made 54 appearances for the club. He had loan spells at Forest Green, Oxford, Cheltenham, Fleetwood and Aberdeen before joining Fleetwood on a three-and-half-year deal in January 2017.

A mainstay in their team down the right flank, he scored 16 goals in 144 League games, including finding the net in a 3-1 defeat at Town on the last day of the 2020/21 season.

A month on from that game, he’s back at Portman Road and can’t wait to get going as an Ipswich Town player.

“I’m obviously delighted to get the deal done and sign for what is a massive football club,” Wes told iFollow Ipswich.

“I spoke to the manager and Mark Ashton [CEO] and I know the ambitions they have for the Club.

“I have worked with Mark before at Bristol City and Oxford and I know what he wants to achieve in football. He told me about the takeover and getting Ipswich going in the right direction. It’s an exciting time for the Club, seeing the ambitions they have and that is one of the big draws for me coming here.

“The manager made it clear as well that the target is getting promoted to the Championship next season and then to kick on from there. The long term goal is to reach the Premier League and I’m thrilled to be part of that challenge.”

See iFollow Ipswich for the full interview with Wes.

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