Ipswich defender James Wilson has signed an 18-month contract extension with the club, committing himself to the Tractor Boys until summer 2021, with the option of a further 12-month addition. [via itfc.co.uk]
The club’s social media channel @IpswichTown shared the news with its followers, along with a link to their official website’s report on the development.
James Wilson has signed a contract extension at #itfc.
The defender put pen to paper on an 18-month deal that will see him at Portman Road until the summer of 2021, with the Club having the option of a further 12 months.
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) October 24, 2019
The 30-year-old came to Portman Road on a free transfer in early August, having departed Lincoln by mutual consent in the summer, and had initially signed a short-term deal of just five months. [via itfc.co.uk]
However, the once-capped Wales international has swiftly become a regular presence in Paul Lambert’s team, making eight starts in Ipswich’s first 11 League One games as well as featuring in the Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy. [via TransferMarkt]
Wilson has won the third most aerial duels per game of any Ipswich player this season (5.6), along with the second highest interceptions per game average in the squad (2.1) and the highest clearances per game average (7.5). [via WhoScored]
These Ipswich fans on Twitter were glad to see him being rewarded with a contract extension at Portman Road:
Long overdue. He could be the future of our defence alongside @lukewoolfenden
— Colin Spalding (@ColinSpalding2) October 24, 2019
Really good news, solid, dependable no fuss centre half
— darrell stiff (@StiffDarrell) October 24, 2019
A really good signing, was a little unsure of him at first but hopefully a steady pair of hands Well done James, please celebrate with a hatrick on Saturday!
— Blue Soap (@bluesoap627881) October 24, 2019
Well deserved, a clever and top player for years to come. Some good news very welcome after the last 2 games. Coyb!
— Dominic | D E A N (@ddphotograph) October 24, 2019
Excellent news. It’s great to see someone rewarded in life for doing a good job
— Jason (@Jasonwmiltonou1) October 24, 2019
Pleased, has looked solid so far and I think it was a good decision to keep him as Toto looks rusty
— Dan ITFC (@itfcdan01) October 24, 2019
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