Ipswich Town moved for former Sheffield United defender James Wilson yesterday, securing him to a six-month deal.
The centre back once played for Wales against Belgium, facing Romelu Lukaku, but spent much of last season sat on the bench for Lincoln City as they won League Two. He joined the Imps from Sheff Utd in 2017, following a loan spell with Walsall.
Injury blighted his Imps career but he’s now looking to force his way into the reckoning at Portman Road, telling the Ipswich Twitter feed; “I want to play as much as I can.”
It’s not going to be an easy setup to break into, but being handed the number 5 shirt could be a psychological boost if nothing else. The 29-year-old is eager to prove himself after his recent disappointments, as well as hoping to secure his long-term future.
Ipswich fans have been a little underwhelmed with the signing and as usual, a few Norwich fans have taken time out from their Premier League preparations to pass comment as well.
Here’s the best of the Twitter reaction from the past 24 hours.
Doesn't sound like he particularly wants to be here either ?
— ITFCmark (@CmarkItf) August 2, 2019
Imaging giving the number 5 to someone who will only play 2 games max?
— JackSted (@JackStedD) August 2, 2019
Lambert doesn’t want him.
— Joel Cloud (@joeljcloud) August 2, 2019
Funs over, announce real CB now.
— Dec (@sgtdec) August 2, 2019
Not good enough for Lincoln but good enough for Ipswich ??
— David Olley (@makemineabecks) August 2, 2019
And my, he looks delighted, doesn't he? ?
— Scrounge (@Arm_of_Scrounge) August 2, 2019
What’s the point in that?January 1st? So he could do alright and save us until then, and then had to leave!
— ItfcBluesss (@BluesssItfc) August 2, 2019
I thought he was rubbish and no one wanted him to sign? Now we are protecting our asset. I’m confused by the various positions held in the Ipswich fan base (not by your actual comment which makes sense)!
— ITFC (@ippyblue) August 2, 2019
Good luck, show us all you’re ready for a new deal at Christmas (and ignore the minority nailing you already).
— Jason (@Jasonwmiltonou1) August 2, 2019
Couldn’t get in Lincoln’s squad, id imagine him just being a back up not good enough for first team imo
— Jack Cottam (@JackCottam3) August 2, 2019