Stephen Gleeson has today completed the move to Ipswich Town on a free transfer.

The 29-year-old’s contract was due to expire in June, but Blues have allowed the Irishman to make the permanent move.

The midfielder is well-known to Town’s manager Mick McCarthy, having been at Wolves during his time as boss at Molineux.

Here’s what Gleeson had to say about the move:

“As soon as I knew Ipswich were interested in me, I couldn’t wait to get down here,” he told iFollow Ipswich.

“I wanted to stay in the Championship and when the chance came up to come to such a fantastic club as this one, it’s no-brainer.

“I know the manager and Terry Connor well from our time together at Wolves. The manager gave me my first professional contract and gave me my debut there so I’m looking forward to working with them again.

“There’s a good group of players here. I’ve seen that and the club is only four points off the play-offs. It’s a brilliant opportunity for me and I’m looking to help the team push on in any way I can.

“I’m here until the end of the season and I’ve not thought about beyond that.

“If I can contribute here and the club are happy with what I’ve done then we can sit down and talk at the end of the six months but for now all I’m concerned about is enjoying my football again and helping the team progress.”

The Dubliner only made seven appearances for Steve Cotterill (five in the Championship) this season with his most recent first-team game in early December.

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