James Wilson could soon complete a move to Ipswich Town after impressing on trial, according to Football Insider.
The former Lincoln player has reportedly agreed a deal with The Tractor Boys, leaving the defender to complete a medical and other formalities, but he could sign in time for Ipswich’s opening fixture against Burton Albion.
The versatile defender, who can operate at centre-back and right-back, has been on trial with the club for approximately two weeks, and in that time has featured three times for Paul Lambert’s team in friendlies.
Although he didn’t start any of the matches he played in, he must have made a good impression as he looks set to join up, and will likely add to Ipswich’s strength in depth, rather than acting as a regular starter.
Wilson has not been a regular in any team he’s played in since leaving Oldham in 2016, and a spell at Lincoln last season saw him make just 11 League Two appearances, with just one of those coming in 2019.
This is a surprising move by Ipswich considering Wilson has failed to impress at both Lincoln and Walsall in recent years, which would suggest he is not up for a League One promotion challenge.
The hope for fans will be that Lambert has cast his eye over him and been given an opportunity to gauge what he can bring to the squad on the pitch and in terms of boosting squad morale.
It becomes more understandable when taking into account the manager’s recent comments about working on a “restrictive budget”, and it appears that may limit the type of players they are able to bring in, particularly in regard to backup players.