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Ipswich sign Lawrence and Best

30 Aug

Tom Lawrence and Leon Best

Tom Lawrence and Leon Best arrive following the departure of Daryl Murphy to Newcastle United

Ipswich Town have signed Leicester forward Tom Lawrence on a season-long loan and former Newcastle and Coventry striker Leon Best on a one-year deal.

Wales international Lawrence, 22, spent much of last season out on loan in the Championship with Blackburn and Cardiff, playing a combined 37 matches.

Best, 29, joins the Championship club after leaving Rotherham United in June.

The former Republic of Ireland international has scored 58 goals in 270 career league matches.

“He’s got that physical presence and will add to the options we have got up front,” manager Mick McCarthy told the club website.

Best, capped seven times by the Republic of Ireland, played and scored in the Blues’ under-23 defeat against Birmingham last week.

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