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Town Confirm Evans Signing
Friday, 4th Jun 2021 19:13

Town have confirmed the signing of Wigan midfielder Lee Evans on a three-year deal, TWTD having revealed that the Blues were targeting the 26-year-old back in April.

Evans, who was a free agent with his Latics deal up this summer, travelled to Suffolk today to undergo a medical and complete the formalities on his move.

"This is a huge football club and it’s a massive honour to be here. It’s been a great day for me, signing for a club like this and I’m already looking forward to pre-season," he told iFollow Ipswich.

"I’ve had a few chats with the manager and he expressed his desire to bring me in. It’s an exciting move for me and having seen the club today with the facilities, I can’t wait to get going.

"I’ve played for the manager before and he has shown a lot of faith in me in bringing me here in a season when there is only one aim and that is to get promoted. That’s a big compliment to me and I can’t thank him enough.

"Hopefully I will be part of a successful team because that’s what everyone associated with Ipswich wants."

Evans was taken to the DW Stadium by Blues boss Cook on loan from Wolves for the 2017/18 campaign in which the Latics carried off the League One title.

That led to a £750,000 move to Sheffield United, then in the Championship, but after a year with the Blades Evans returned to Wigan on another loan in the summer of 2018 before the switch was made permanent the following January.

Evans, who has been called four times by Wales, had been released by Bristol Rovers as a 15-year-old and joined hometown club Newport County where he broke into the first team when only two years older in 2012.

In January 2013, Wolves paid a reported £200,000 for his services and the four-times-capped Wales international went on to be a member of the side which won the League One title in 2013/14 season.

He featured in the Championship during the following campaign but spent 2015/16 back in League One with Bradford before returning to Wolves for the next season, prior to joining Wigan for his first loan spell.

Yesterday, the Blues made Fleetwood's Wes Burns the first signing of the Cook and Gamechanger eras. We understand that in addition to Coventry, the Blues fought off two other Championship clubs, Hull City and Millwall, to land the forward.


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jas0999 added 19:15 - Jun 4
Great signing. Another who genuinely seems pleased to be here and will try his heart out for the club. Superb start to pre-season!
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boroughblue added 19:17 - Jun 4
2 very impressive signings to start the window off, things are looking good. Hopefully this will help us to bride some more quality players to the club.

Welcome Lee!

Keep em coming en Town!
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spanishblue added 19:19 - Jun 4
Nice to hear, can only hope it translate to the pitch it’s been to depressing for so long, onward & upward
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Bluearmy_81 added 19:28 - Jun 4
How long has it been since we had this sort of positivity and optimism for the future?! Brilliant stuff. Town fans deserved far better and now at long last we're getting it I think. Well done ITFC
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BlueArrow added 19:31 - Jun 4
Welcome to the Towen Lee.
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90z added 19:34 - Jun 4
Overwhelmed with positivity! Love it! Keep them coming !
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BeattiesBackPocket added 19:35 - Jun 4
Another good signing who has experience of playing at biggish clubs with expectations and part of a winning team in this league before. At least this year we are doing business early and getting in players who are proven in this league and above and beating clubs above us for the signature.
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clbalaam added 19:35 - Jun 4
Welcome to the team Lee. Looking forward to seeing you play. The interview on YouTube was great and looking forward to you becoming the stalwart of our midfield this season
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Razor added 19:38 - Jun 4
Right thats just great----a new goalkeeper and centre half plus at least 2 goalscoring forwards and we will be getting there.

I put on TWTD questionnaire that we would finish in top 2 next season----I am looking more and more right every day----BRING IT ON!!
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runningout added 19:44 - Jun 4
Decent and Stylish signings for a change. We have been the club to avoid with a bad smell of late. Took too long to improve.
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Karlosfandangal added 19:54 - Jun 4
Don’t know much about these lads but all the comment I have read are positive one.
Good start but still some way to go.

Any news on Edwards contract talks
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runaround added 19:56 - Jun 4
Excellent news. Welcome to Portman Road Lee
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istanblue added 19:58 - Jun 4
The 'New ITFC Player Script':

Big club: tick
Great facilities: tick
Cant' wait to get started: tick
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ArnieM added 20:01 - Jun 4
YES .... get in there , I was starting to think this wasn’t going to happen . 👍👍👍
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WhoisJimmyJuan added 20:03 - Jun 4
This is looking like the biggest summer of change I can think of. 2 quality signings early doors it seems. Please not another false dawn, please!
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bluesteal74 added 20:14 - Jun 4
Nice one well chuffed keep them coming and welcome to ITFC Lee
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aardvaark added 20:23 - Jun 4
I am loving it - this is a key signing IMO
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GlenPennyfather added 20:58 - Jun 4
I too am definitely half glass full on these signings, but for those who are asking when we last had this positivity...just go back 2 years or so to Jackson, Nolan, Donacien, Nsiala, Edwards, and look how that turned out :-( Fingers crossed things are different this time
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Linkboy13 added 21:03 - Jun 4
The fact we beat off teams from the championship seems to suggest we must be paying good wages and buds well for future signings.
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Monkey_Blue added 21:15 - Jun 4
League one player but hopefully he does well
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Talbs77 added 21:16 - Jun 4
On paper we’ve signed 2 very promising players this week but the proofs in the pudding and we’ve been here before.

Think we need to start shipping out some of the squad players otherwise I can see an inflated squad but it’s early days in pre season and good to see we’re doing business early.

Feels like things are coming together.
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markchips added 21:29 - Jun 4
Need some strikers but getting the base positions filled. I wonder if cook will major his spending on creative goal scoring players and make do and mend with the likes of kenlock and perhaps bring mcguinesd back. I don’t think the defence was the problem and plenty of clean sheets . It is the lack of goals and flat we have been missing.
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RobsonWark added 21:36 - Jun 4
Welcome to ITFC Lee!!

Got rid of Chambers, Skuse and Sears. Just need to get rid off Dozy Dozzell and laughing boy Wolfenden!!
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RobsonWark added 21:37 - Jun 4
Welcome to ITFC Lee!!

Got rid of Chambers, Skuse and Sears. Just need to get rid off Dozy Dozzell and laughing boy (we just got beaten at home by Swindon) Wolfenden!!
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RobsonWark added 23:26 - Jun 4
Fat boy you just want to see us get relegated to Division 4!!!
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