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WES | DELIGHTED TO BE HERE

3 June 2021

"It's good to know it's all sorted now and I'll be playing my football here next season"

Wes Burns said he is looking forward to calling Portman Road his home stadium after signing for Town for an undisclosed fee from Fleetwood.

A product of the Bristol City academy, the versatile Welshman put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the Club.

In doing so he becomes the first signing of the transfer window, and the first addition to the playing squad since the takeover of the Club by Gamechanger 20 Ltd.

"I'm delighted. It's good to know it's all sorted and I'll be playing my football here next season," the 26-year-old told iFollow Ipswich.

"I've spoken to Mark [Ashton, CEO] and the manager [Paul Cook] and from what they have said, everything is pointing in the right direction. The things that have happened with the Club recently; they played a part in me wanting to sign.

"Last season I was playing in a right-back position but it was a free role to get up the pitch. I like running at players and getting shots away. I had a good goal return in the second half of the season and the goal I scored here on the last day of the season is probably one of the best in my career!

"I've played at Portman Road a few times as a youth player and as a pro and it's always had a great atmosphere. It's a fantastic stadium for a massive club with great history. I'm looking forward to it being my home ground."

Watch Wes' first interview after joining Town below.


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