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Cook: Burns Has Been a Target For a While
Thursday, 3rd Jun 2021 20:26

Blues boss Paul Cook says his first Town signing Wes Burns is a player he has been targeting for a while and believes fans will start to see more new recruits coming into the club from now on.

TWTD understands that the Blues out-gunned Championship Coventry City to land former Wales U21 international Burns from Fleetwood, the right-sided forward or full-back signing three-year deal earlier today after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

“Wes has been a target of mine for a while and we are delighted to have got him here,” Cook told the club website.

“He’s a great lad, a great character and a good player. He can play in a couple of different positions and he poses an attacking threat, as our supporters saw when he scored at our place at the end of last season.
“He’s at a great age [26] for a player and has gained a wealth of experience playing at different clubs. He can break the lines, is a good crosser of the ball and has an eye for goal. He brings to the squad the calibre of player required here.

“Supporters were probably getting a bit anxious that we hadn’t signed anyone but the reality is that the recruitment of players is a process now.

“It’s great that [CEO] Mark [Ashton] is now in place at the club and working behind his desk day in, day out and I think it will be to the fore that we will start to see players coming into Ipswich Town now.”  

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cooper4england added 20:38 - Jun 3
Good start for Mark Ashton.

90z added 20:43 - Jun 3
Just what we need! Dynamic, who just wants to go forwards! Welcome Wes!

timkatieadamitfc added 20:54 - Jun 3
Wow, it’s been a long time since we out-gunned a team in a lower division never mind one above us so well done.
Have to say I have never heard or seen him play but from what other people are saying it looks a good first signing so again well done Town.
I have this strange feeling which I’ve not had for years going into a season- I think it’s called optimism. COYB

Saxonblue74 added 21:01 - Jun 3
A sign that potential signings are seeing something exciting at PR?

Radlett_blue added 21:36 - Jun 3
So - no new deal for Edwards then?

budgieplucker added 21:44 - Jun 3
Number 7 shirt for Wes?

Move over or on Gwion.

Gforce added 22:27 - Jun 3
All we need now is Vic Burns.

ghostofescobar added 22:28 - Jun 3
Ooo, we “out-gunned” someone…..that feels sexy! Welcome Wes.

KernewekBlue added 22:32 - Jun 3

That's another thing we've been starved of for far too long during the reign of Marcus Evans.

However, it seems we can now put the past behind us and look towards a brighter future, a future where our team is built on solid foundations, with players who can actually play a bit, create things going forward and win matches playing attractive, attacking football.

Dare we dream?

I will be!

A good start in the transfer market... welcome Wes.

Now, lets see the other targets ushered through the gates and watch Paul Cook, Mark Ashton and the owners build a side we can be proud of.


Revie added 22:52 - Jun 3
K V Y and Wes Burns together; that's the right side sorted.

Paddy39 added 07:26 - Jun 4
Looks like we will all have to buy a match day programme so we can see all these new faces who are in the squad. Welcome Wes hope you are the first of a few new faces. COYB’s.

stiffy501 added 07:46 - Jun 4
Excellent goal against us in the final game, if there's more of that to come from him then see this as a very good signing. Good start Mr Cook !!

Bazza8564 added 08:30 - Jun 4
Ashton takes 2 days to start the rebuilding, that’s impressive. Welcome Wes,

norfolkbluey added 16:00 - Jun 4
OMG he's got real pace which is something we have been missing for a long long time. Welcome to Ipswich Wes and we look forward to seeing you skin our opponents like you did against us.

Oldboy added 18:28 - Jun 4
Does this mean that the Harry Kane deal is off?

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