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Transfer Deadline Day: Winger Carayol signs short-term Ipswich Town deal

Mustapha Carayol will be hoping to earn a longer deal at Ipswich. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed former Nottingham Forest winger Mustapha Carayol on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

The Gambia international was released by Forest earlier on Wednesday.

Carayol, 29, has previously played for the likes of Middlesbrough, Brighton and Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town and Leeds United.

He made 17 appearances in The Championship for Forest this season and has played more than 100 games in the division so far in his career.

“I know a lot about Ipswich. I have played against the team a few times and know a lot of the players here. I saw Cole Skuse in Dubai a couple of years ago and he was trying to convince me to sign," Carayol said.

“Forest was probably the most frustrating time of my career so I’ve come here to play games and I’ll work as hard as I can. I want to make a big impact here and help the team.

“I’m here until the end of the season. That is my focus for now but hopefully I can impress the gaffer and the fans and I can show the gaffer I’m worth keeping beyond the summer.”

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