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Meanwhile, Ipswich striker David McGoldrick has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad for their World Cup Qualifier against Austria on Sunday due to a knee injury.

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Ipswich Town captain Chambers agrees new deal

Luke Chambers is staying at Portman Road. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers has agreed to extend his stay at the club for another two years.

The 31-year-old was due to be out of contract in the summer and was the subject of an approach from former club Nottingham Forest in January.

However, the defender has now decided to commit his future to Town where he will be hoping to add to his 240 appearances so far.

I never envisaged leaving, and the last six months have been a bit strange, but I just want to get back to being in and around the Play-Offs next year.

Hopefully it will be a busy summer and we can kick-on again next year.

– Luke Chambers, Ipswich Town

Meanwhile, Northampton Town have signed former MK Dons winger Daniel Powell on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old has agreed a two-year contract at Sixfields.

Andre Dozzell: Youngster signs new Ipswich Town deal

Andre Dozzell is targeting a regular first team place next season. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Ipswich Town youngster Andre Dozzell has committed his future to the club by signing a new three-year contract.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who is the son of club legend Jason, has been linked with Premier League giants Liverpool in the past.

Dozzell has made 11 appearances for Town so far and scored on his debut as a 16-year-old at Sheffield Wednesday last season.

I’ve been in and around the first-team this season and that’s my goal, to play regularly for the team.

That is the only thing that will keep me improving and that is what I’m focused on.

It was hard when I wasn’t involved over the first half of the season but I can see why I wasn’t. The Championship is a tough league and it’s difficult to throw someone of my age into those types of games but I’ve been working hard in the gym to become bigger and stronger.

– Andre Dozzell, Ipswich Town
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