Ipswich Town are edging closer to completing the signing of James Collins as Paul Lambert looks to bolster his defensive options, according to Sky Sports.
They’ve reported that the former West Ham defender has agreed personal terms with Ipswich ahead of a short-term deal with the struggling Tractor Boys.
It was thought that Collins was set to sign for Aston Villa after a successful trial period, but a shoulder injury sustained by the defender meant he didn’t link up with Dean Smith’s side.
Collins has been a free agent since the summer, when his time at West Ham came to an end after a successful second spell with the Hammers.
The veteran centre-back is also a highly experienced international, having made 51 appearances for Wales before calling time on his international career in 2017.
With Collins looking set to join Ipswich, he certainly is in for a busy time, as Paul Lambert’s side are already ten points adrift of safety at the bottom of the table.
But supporters will be hoping that Collins’ experience can play a vital part in potentially saving the club from relegation to League One this season.
This is a smart bit of business by Ipswich.
Collins is a gamble at his age, but he’s a more than good enough option to have in defence for Paul Lambert’s side for the remainder of the season.
He’ll play a crucial role in this Ipswich side, and will need to be on the top of his game from the start if the Tractor Boys are to avoid dropping into League One.
Middlesbrough9 hours ago
‘He’s got ‘Boro’ written all over him’ – Middlesbrough plot move to sign midfielder: Opinion
Sky Bet Championship8 hours ago
‘Slippery slope’ – Plenty of West Brom fans are worried as key figure makes January decision
Aston Villa7 hours ago
Aston Villa will surely be saying bye to these 2 players in the next week or so
Sheffield United7 hours ago
‘This is a waste of wages in my opinion’ – Sheffield United seal new agreement for player: Opinion
Hull City3 hours ago
‘£12m is a bargain price for Spurs’ – Tottenham eye multi-million pound bid for 13-goal star: Opinion
Sheffield Wednesday10 hours ago
‘Top man’ – Loads of Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Chansiri’s latest message
Leeds United3 hours ago
‘Such a shame’ – Plenty of Leeds fans weigh in with their verdict on Patrick Bamford update
Bolton Wanderers23 hours ago
3 Bolton players that should be pushing for the exit door ahead of February