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Keane to get back in action: striker returns to Ipswich ranks

The former Manchester United player scored three times in his last spell with the blues Credit: Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town have signed striker Will Keane on a free transfer.

Keane was on loan at Portman Road for the second half of last season, but was plagued by a recurring hamstring injury.

The 26-year-old only made 12 appearances between January and the end of the season, scoring three goals.

Keane came to the end of his contract with Hull City in June, and has been recovering from surgery over the summer.

The former Manchester United player is now close to a return. He has been given a 12-month contract with the chance of an extension.

Speaking to the club website, Keane said: “My time here last season was the biggest factor in me signing to be honest.

"Having been here and seeing the size of the club; having the chance to work with the manager as well.

“I have kept my eye on the results and saw 24,000 here for the Sunderland game and I thought ‘what a massive club’ and I was desperate to come back and be part of that.

“The big thing for me is staying fit but I’m confident if I can do that I can be a big success here and help the team back to the Championship."