Paul Lambert has confirmed former West Ham and Wales defender James Collins is training with Ipswich Town.
Collins is back training with the Championship side once again after being at the club in September under Paul Hurst despite not landing a deal then as injuries plagued his chances of a contract.
The 35-year-old had been on the verge of a return to Aston Villa but sustained an injury after being offered a short-term deal.
Lambert has been vocal about the need to strengthen his side who are currently ten points adrift of safety at the bottom of the division, with the worst goal difference in the league.
Town have already beefed up their squad this January with four signings, with Collins training ahead of a proposed deal to make him another signing to the beleaguered basement boys.
When quoted by the club’s official media ahead of this weekend’s game with Rotherham United, Lambert confirmed the free agent is training with the club.
“James Collins is training with us,” he said.
“He’s done really well & he knows the game. He’s experienced & he’s certainly strong enough for this decision.”
This could be a solid move or Ipswich Town, who need all the help they can get.
Castaway at the bottom of the league, they are playing for pride at present and know they need to turn their fortunes around sooner rather than later if they are to get out of the mess that they find themselves in.
Having James Collins train with the team will be a boost with the vast experience he has, and signing him to a deal could prove a wise decision until the end of the season.
Results wise it might look poor reading, but things are looking up for Ipswich off the pitch.