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Ipswich Town set to complete defender transfer after Carter-Vickers arrival

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Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith is set to depart the club, according to The East Anglian Daily Times.

Ipswich have today completed the signing of Cameron Carter-Vickers on a half season loan deal, paving the way for Smith’s exit.

Smith is on the verge of completing a transfer to the United States with Major League Soccer outfit Colorado Rapids set to snap up the 6ft 2in defender.

Smith plays as a centre half, although he can also feature as a left back, and he has been with Ipswich since joining the academy as a youngster.

The 27-year-old has played well over 250 senior games for the Tractor Boys in his spell at Portman Road but he has only played four games this season, including three in the Championship.

The 32-cap New Zealand international has also spent time out on loan with Stevenage, Colchester United and Brentford in the past.

Smith will now be allowed to leave and move to the MLS after Carter-Vickers was brought in to provide cover in the defensive ranks for Ipswich.

Carter-Vickers had been on loan at Sheffield United for the first half of the season but was recalled by Spurs and he will spend the rest of the season out on loan at Championship side Ipswich.

The Verdict

Smith is not getting a look in this season and it is time for him to part ways. Ipswich have brought in Carter-Vickers as they feel he will play a bigger role in their play-off push. And Smith will get the chance to move to MLS and try something new in his career.

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