Sunderland and Peterborough eye former Lincoln City defender

Football Insider are reporting that two of the top clubs in League One are eyeing a move for defender James Wilson, who left Lincoln City in the summer.

Wilson was handed a free transfer by then manager Danny Cowley after falling out of favour with the Imps, but he signed a short-term deal with Ipswich Town.

That deal is due to expire in January, but his performances for the Blue shave been impressive, prompting interest from the bigger clubs. He’s played seven times in League One and has settled quickly into the defence at Portman Road.

Both Posh and Sunderland would surely be looking at him as a back up; Peterborough have Mark Little and Frankie Kent as their centre back pairing, whilst Sunderland have an embarrassment of riches at the back, none of whom are performing to the required levels.

30-year-old Wilson, capped once by Wales against Belgium, has previously impressed in League One with Walsall, the club he played for on loan before moving to Lincoln.

He’s also represented Sheffield United and Oldham Atheltic during his career.


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Wilson was unlucky at Lincoln, often played out of position due to the form of Michael Bostwick and Jason Shackell.

He was released in the summer but his quality quickly ensured he found a new deal at Ipswich. His arrival was met with some scepticism, but he’s proven himself to be a wise capture by Paul Lambert.

The race will be on between the clubs eyeing a bargain and Ipswich, who will surely want to tie him to a deal that gives them security over the coming months.

 

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