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Simon Dawkins: Ipswich Town sign experienced winger on free transfer

Simon Dawkins has previously played for Derby County in the Championship. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed free agent Simon Dawkins on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old winger, who started his career at Tottenham Hotspur, left American side San Jose Earthquakes in February.

Dawkins played for both Aston Villa and Derby County earlier in his career, making more than 50 Championship appearances for the Rams.

The Jamaican international has been training with Town over the last few weeks and has done enough to earn a deal.

Ipswich also have the option to extend his contract by a further 12 months.

Dawkins is Town's fourth new signing of a busy transfer window so far.

“This is a massive club and I want to do everything I can to help get it back to where it should be,” Dawkins said.

“I've enjoyed my time here so far and the lads have been brilliant. Everybody is very much together and it’s probably one of the only dressing rooms I’ve been in where that is the case. Everyone gets along and we definitely have the foundations to get out of this situation.

“And new additions can give a club that lift and experience that it needs. Hopefully that’s what we need to turn the good performances into results."

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