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Ipswich move to take former Derby County man on board

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Ipswich Town have taken former Derby County winger Simon Dawkins on trial.

The former Ram has not been seen in English football since 2016, when he sealed a move to the MLS with San Jose Earthquakes, but he has been without a club since leaving the American side around a year ago.

And now, Dawkins has joined the Tractor Boys on trial with a view to making a move to Portman Road, with manager Paul Lambert confirming he is training with the club.

Lambert is keen on adding to his bottom of the table side in the January window, and despite seeing Dawkins’ fitness levels below the normal level, Lambert has been impressed so far.

“I just think he’s effective. He can make things happen at the top end of the pitch. He’s a little bit down on fitness levels, that’s normal, but the way he is on the ball is very good.” Lambert said in an interview with the East Anglian Daily Times.

Dawkins was a key member of the Derby County squad which very nearly won promotion to the top flight via the playoffs a couple of seasons back and will no doubt be keen to impress Lambert during his time with the East Anglian side.

The Verdict

This would be a good signing, if Dawkins can reach the levels he did with the Rams previously.

Ipswich need help, and this could well be a shot at nothing really.

He has pace, can score goals, and has plenty of experience, so all in all, it could well be a good signing for the Tractor Boys.

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