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Burns Signs New Contract
Monday, 16th May 2022 14:10

Player of the Year Wes Burns has signed a new contract which will keep him at Portman Road until the summer of 2025.

The Welshman signed a three-year deal when he joined Town from Fleetwood last summer, the first of last summer’s 19 additions, and has now added a further year to his stay.

“I'm delighted to have committed my future to the club," Burns told iFollow Ipswich. “I believe the club is only going one way and I want to be a part of that.

“Once the season had finished it was very much about getting a new contract sorted, which I am really pleased is now done.

“A lot of people have played a part in my development this season and I am loving my football here.

“I love being a part of this dressing room and I am already excited about next season because I want to achieve things with the club.”

Manager Kieran McKenna added: “We're thrilled that Wes has signed a new deal with the club.

“He's had a really strong season and has proved to be a constant weapon for us. Since arriving at the club he has shown fantastic attitude and application, and I know he is eager to achieve things next year.

“It's vital that we secure the services of our strong players ahead of what will be a competitive division in League One next season.”

The 27-year-old dropped hints on social media on Thursday that unspecified news was imminent prompting speculation that he had agreed to extend his stay at Portman Road.

The wing-back enjoyed a hugely successful first campaign at Portman Road, top scoring with 13 goals, winning a place in the EFL League One Team of the Season, the Supporters Club and Players’ Player of the Year awards among others.

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itfcsince1974 added 14:19 - May 16
Best news so far this long and miserable close season.

Fat_Boy_Tim added 14:19 - May 16
No one deserves it more. Go on Wes!

RegencyBlue added 14:21 - May 16
Proper business by the club.

We are in good hands.

BlueandTruesince82 added 14:21 - May 16
Great news

HighgateBlue added 14:22 - May 16
Fantastic news! Good proactive approach. He's vital to the dynamic way McKenna wants to play football, was peerless last season, exciting, consistent, and seems like a decent character. And being realistic, this secures his value if and when the vultures come circling.

CaptainAhab added 14:22 - May 16
Excellent news, well done Town

ArnieM added 14:23 - May 16
Atta boy Wes 👍💙 Blue Arrrrmy 💙

TractorBeezer added 14:28 - May 16
Great news!

Bert added 14:32 - May 16
Wonderful news. There is probably a £2m value on him now. Let’s hope our captain remains as loyal as Burns.

Taricco_Fan added 14:33 - May 16
The best signing this club has made in quite some time. Arrived with little fanfare but took his chance and created a huge impression on and off the pitch.

earlsgreenblue added 14:34 - May 16
Just our “pharaoh “ next please, add another year to his……

Unit2Blue added 14:35 - May 16
Absolutely fantastic news.

Suffolkboy added 14:48 - May 16
KM and all showing how it should be done ; truly excellent news and we must hope it exemplifies how others will commit to our now smashing ITFC !

rgp1 added 15:10 - May 16
Excellent. Does it include smithers and the hounds?

Rimsy added 15:17 - May 16
Great news. Wes, along with Morsy and Walton were the ones i've been fearing we may lose to a championship team.

Churchman added 15:17 - May 16
After signing up the goalkeeper in January, this is a great bit of news. He’s a really important player for us

blues1 added 15:36 - May 16
Rimsy. We're hardly gonna lose Walton are we? Sure, if there was any doubt in his mind about staying, he wouldnt have signed permanently in January. Plus, he's made it clear, he wants to settle somewhere so no chance of him going anywhere

Bluearmy71 added 15:36 - May 16
I fu*king love him, awesome news!!

Help added 15:43 - May 16
Like having signed a new player all over again

Help added 15:43 - May 16
Like having signed a new player all over again

BeattiesBackPocket added 15:44 - May 16
Great signing by Cook and Ashton. Great to get him tied down best news today

ArnieM added 15:45 - May 16
I’d love to see Morsy and Woolfie offered a longer deals. They deserve it and it’d send out the right message.

Rimsy added 15:51 - May 16
Blues. I don't believe we are safe from losing any of our top players. That's the effect of failing to get promotion. If a championship or prem team came in for Walton with a big bid and wage offer, who knows.

Cakeman added 15:59 - May 16
Excellent news, onwards and upwards.

Gforce added 16:17 - May 16
There's a big hint above from Mckenna, saying it's vital we secure the services of our strong players for next season in what we will be a competitive season ie Morsy higher unlikely to be going anywhere.

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