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1 September 2021

"Samy’s leadership qualities will be there for all Ipswich Town fans to see"

Paul Cook says that Town have acquired an 'outstanding midfielder' in deadline day addition Samy Morsy.

The 29-year-old, who previously played and was club captain under the Blues boss at both Chesterfield and Wigan, became the Club's 19th and final signing of the summer last night.

Samy, who joined for an undisclosed fee from Middlesbrough, has penned a three-year deal at Portman Road.

"Samy has been involved in numerous promotions and numerous successes," said Paul.

"He’s an outstanding midfielder. He adds an element to the side that we’re probably lacking at the minute.

"Samy is a leader by nature and by what he does. Samy’s leadership qualities will be there for all Ipswich Town fans to see on the pitch."

The addition of Samy, the second on deadline day following the return of Bersant Celina, concluded a summer of change at the Club.

Town's boss is pleased with the business completed and is keen for focus to turn to on the pitch matters.

"Myself, the staff and everyone at the Club are delighted with the recruitment. We’re delighted with what Mark Ashton and our owners have presented us with. The quality is there for all to see.

"Now, the real hard work continues on the training pitches as we try to integrate the new players together. There’s lads returning from injury and getting up to fitness. From there, we want to continue our season in a much better way than how we started it."

Samy Morsy with Trevor Chalobah.jpg

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