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Jon Walters: Ipswich Town re-sign veteran striker on loan

Jon Walters has re-joined Ipswich Town. Credit: Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town have re-signed striker Jon Walters on loan from Premier League club Burnley.

The 34-year-old spent three years at Portman Road earlier in his career before he was sold to Stoke City for a £2.75 million fee in 2010.

In his first spell at the club, he scored 30 league goals in 136 league appearances for Blues.

Walters will initially join until January and could make his second Town debut in Sunday's East Anglian Derby against Norwich City.

The Republic of Ireland international had already hinted that he was heading to Suffolk - posting a picture of his satnav on his Instagram account, along with the hashtag: '#TakeMeHomeCountryRoads'.

Walters last played for Ipswich in 2010. Credit: PA

“There was interest from other clubs but the owner rang me up and when someone that important at a football club calls you, then it was a no-brainer for me,” Walters said.

“I could have stayed at Burnley and tried to force my way into the team there but I want to play games and that is what I have come down here for.

“The manager knows that I’ve come here to work hard and set the standards for everyone else and if I can do that as a 34-year-old - and trust me I will be every day in training and in games - then it’s a good motivation for the other boys.

“It’s an unbelievable club. It’s got everything you want here, well supported; all the facilities you need and a good, hungry young manager."

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