Ipswich Town continued their summer preparations on Wednesday by agreeing a new contract with experienced striker Freddie Sears.
The 29-year-old agreed a two-year extension to his deal with the Tractor Boys, a deal that gives the club the option of an extra 12 month extension too if they wish to use it.
Sears played 24 times in a disastrous 2018/19 campaign for Ipswich, but still managed six goals and five assists before picking up a horrible injury.
✍️ We're delighted to announce that Freddie Sears has signed a new contract with the Club that will keep him at Portman Road until 2021 with the option of a further 12 months.
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) July 31, 2019
A ruptured cruciate ligament suffered in February kept him out for the remainder of the season and is expected to keep him sidelined until early 2020.
Since making the move to the club in from Colchester United, Sears has scored 30 goals in 176 appearances, racking up 23 assists too.
He has become a bit of a fan-favourite in that time as well so it was no surprise to see a positive response to the news…
Congrats Searsy, great news indeed ????????
— Col (@Collerton1) July 31, 2019
Good news this; expecting him to hit the ground running with goals galore in L1 second third of the season ????
— ITFC (@ippyblue) July 31, 2019
Good news Freddie???? Sending Best Wishes & hope to see you in the team soon ????
— Val (@ValCoastlBlues) July 31, 2019
Buzzing. Can’t wait to see searsy back on the turf. Always puts a good shift in when he plays. ????????????⚽️
— Rob hill (@Roberth22594713) July 31, 2019
Big fan of Sears he could bag plenty of goals in league one when he's back fit if he's played in the right position!
— Kieran Crouch (@CrouchKieran) July 31, 2019
Good, he’s the best forward at the club
— Matt Polley (@PolleyMatt) July 31, 2019
That is great news. Despite his injury it is nice to see the club and player showing loyalty. Pretty rare in today's game.
— Sean Gregory (@SGregory78) July 31, 2019