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Ipswich part company with Jason Scotland

Ipswich have parted company with striker Jason Scotland by mutual consent.

The 33-year-old penned a new one-year deal last summer under then-boss Paul Jewell but has only featured once off the bench since the appointment of Mick McCarthy in early November.

Scotland will now look to gain regular first-team football elsewhere.

McCarthy told Town's official website, www.itfc.co.uk: "Jason is a fantastic guy and has been great around the training ground but we are going younger and he's been missing out.

"He understands that and wants to go out and play football at the twilight of his career. We wish him well."

Scotland joined Ipswich from Wigan in 2010 and enjoyed close to 100 appearances in total, scoring 21 goals.

McCarthy: New strikers will boost competition

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says bringing in new forwards will increase competition for places.

The Portman Road manager says the moves were designed to get strikers to fight for their places, saying insecurity makes people work harder.

Via ITV Anglia



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Richard Wright had three separate spells at hometown club Ipswich. Credit: PA

Many happy returns to former Ipswich and England goalkeeper Richard Wright, who is enjoying an Indian summer warming the bench at Premier League champions Manchester City. Wright turns 35 today.

Also celebrating with some birthday fireworks this Bonfire Night is ex-Liverpool defender Rob Jones (41).

Rob Jones
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