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Now divisional rivals, the Tractor Boys have added the 27-year-old to a list of possible forward line targets as the summer transfer window nears its opening.
Netting 53 times in 157 appearances for the Yorkshire club, Woodrow has been central to Barnsley’s progression from the third-tier to the Championship play-offs, although this year proved to be a difficult one for all associated with the club.
Spending a large chunk of the 2021/22 campaign out injured, the Tykes front man netted just four goals, returning to full fitness near the end of the season.
Three of our writers here at FLW have shared their thoughts regarding Ipswich’s interest in the Barnsley striker…
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This would be a very good signing for Ipswich if they can pull it off.
While Barnsley did struggle this year, Woodrow has proven himself of being a solid Championship-level goal scorer.
The 27-year old scored 30 league goals across three seasons in the second division, and bagged 16 in his last campaign in League One.
With Macauley Bonne set to return to QPR this summer, Woodrow would be an ideal replacement for the 26-year old in the squad.
This would be a great bit of business by Ipswich if they are able to convince Woodrow to make the move to Portman Road this season.
The forward has produced some incredibly impressive performances in League One during his career and thus will fancy his chances of delivering the goods again at this level in the upcoming campaign.
In the 31 appearances that he has made in the third-tier, Woodrow has managed to find the back of the net on 16 occasions whilst he has also chipped in with one assist.
Providing that the forward is able to hit the ground running at Ipswich, he could potentially help the club launch a push for automatic promotion.
I think it could be a handy signing for Ipswich.
They’re obviously a little light in terms of their attacking options at the moment given recent exits and so it would make sense to try and add to that department over the course of the summer window.
I think Woodrow would be a fine attacking addition to the Tractor Boys’ squad given the ability he has and the level he has proven himself at in the past, whilst it would probably weaken a potential promotion rival in Barnsley next season if this was to go through.
Ipswich have a good squad that can create chances and I do think that Woodrow would benefit playing in such a talented side.