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Ipswich sign striker Joe Garner from Rangers

Joe Garner helped Rangers to a third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership Credit: Ipswich Town

Striker Joe Garner has joined Championship side Ipswich Town from Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

The 29-year-old striker has signed a three year deal with the club.

Garner moved to Rangers last summer for a reported £1.8 million and previously played for Blackburn, Nottingham Forest and Preston.

It's Town's second signing of the summer, following Jordan Spence's decision to agree a new contract.

Garner told Town's website: “I know all about the Championship. It’s the toughest league I have played in but we’ve got some good players here and I’m ready for the challenge.

“I had a great time at Rangers and got on well with the fans there but that’s behind me now. It’s a new chapter for me here.”

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Jordan Spence extends Ipswich Town stay

Jordan Spence is staying at Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town defender Jordan Spence has committed his future to the club by signing a new two-year contract.

The right-back initially joined Town on a short-term deal in January and quickly established himself as a key member of the starting eleven.

Former MK Dons player Spence did have the option to talk to other clubs, but has chosen to extend his stay at Portman Road instead.

I was told there was interest from other clubs but I never spoke to anyone else. It was an easy decision to make, to come here once the manager said he wanted me.

Obviously last season didn’t go as well as everyone would have hoped for here but I never thought we were in a relegation fight. We were always five or six points clear.

The game at home against Newcastle showed what we are capable of. We coupled the work-rate and the tactical nous with the quality we have and it all came together.

The place was rocking that day and we have to look to do that more often next season and compete at the top end of the Championship. It won’t be easy because it’s a tough league but we will be ready for the challenge.

– Jordan Spence, Ipswich Town

Meanwhile, Ipswich striker David McGoldrick has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad for their World Cup Qualifier against Austria on Sunday due to a knee injury.

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