Scott Fraser completed his move to Ipswich Town from MK Dons yesterday, signing a three year contract for a undisclosed fee.
The Scotsman caught the eye of the Tractor Boys with 14 goals and eight assists for MK last term, the 26-year-old expressed his joy to join a side he expects to be pushing for promotion on the club’s website.
He said: “This felt right, coming here after speaking to the manager and Mark [Ashton, CEO], I have seen the players the Club have signed recently and it’s a massive club that clearly wants to go places so I’m delighted to be part of it.”
He becomes Paul Cook’s eight signing of the summer as Town assemble an intimidating squad to rival the best in the division.
“I have always said that I have wanted to play in the Championship and then push on from there but I didn’t want to go to a club a level up just to say I had played at that standard,” Fraser continued.
“If the opportunity came along, I wanted to join a club that had ambitions to get in the Championship and not just survive, but to kick on from there and when I spoke to Mark and the gaffer here, that is what I took from it.”
This is a great coup for Ipswich, the pull of Paul Cook and his League One promotion experience cannot be underestimated. The Tractor Boys have finished in below par positions of 11th and ninth in their two third tier seasons since relegation. It is clear there is new energy, ambition and finances available since GameChanger 20 purchased the club from Marcus Evans in April.
Fraser joins Rekeem Harper, Joe Pigott, Wes Burns and Macauley Bonne in attacking reinforcements, they are a menacing prospect for any of their League One counterparts already. With Cook’s gusto and experience from the touchline, Ipswich should be competing for automatic promotion this upcoming campaign.