Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is looking to snap up former Rotherham United defender Dominic Ball, after his release by the Millers this summer, following three seasons at the club, according to a report on The Press and Journal.
Ball failed the establish himself at the New York Stadium making only 13 appearances, spending his time out on loan initially at Peterborough United whilst the last two seasons were spent at Aberdeen.
Ball has turned down the chance to join Aberdeen on a permanent basis, as reported in The Scottish Sun, improving Ipswich’s chances of signing the 23-year-old.
So would Ball prove a good signing for the Tractor Boys?
“This’d be a very useful signing.
“He should cope well in League One after impressing at Aberdeen, but the fact Rotherham didn’t fancy him much is hardly a glowing appraisal of what he has to offer.
“Despite that, he is still young and if he becomes part of a winning team at Ipswich – which they should be – then that will help the player massively in terms of his confidence and development.”
“There’s plenty of experience there in both England and Scotland, which could be vital for Paul Lambert and his side when next season kicks off.
“Ball is only 23 but he’s seen a lot in his career and is well-travelled. Whilst that’s not always seen as a good thing, it could be in this case.
“It’s time for a fresh start at Ipswich, but they’re going to have to bring in players with knowhow as they step into unfamiliar territory.
“That’s one thing I think Ball would bring.”
“He would be a solid signing at League One level.
“He’s had what, two year in the SPFL? Aberdeen want him back too which says a lot.
“Ipswich need this type of player, ready to muck in at the lower level but also prepared for the big matches.
“Ball is just the right sort of character with the experiences to match.”
“Ball is a decent player and he could be a good signing for Ipswich – especially as they’d be getting him on a free transfer.
“He’s done well on loan at Aberdeen over the past two seasons and he’s got a very respectable amount of experience for his age.
“He should be more than capable of making an impact in League One and he could turn out to be an important player for Town next season.”