According to a report from Football Insider, League One side Ipswich Town are set to complete the signing of free agent defender James Wilson after he was released by Lincoln City earlier this summer.

We reported here on The72 earlier this summer that free agent defender James Wilson was training with League One newcomers Ipswich Town, having been released by fellow third-tier new boys Lincoln City at the end of his contract earlier this summer.

Now, after a successful trial period, it has been claimed that Wilson is set to make a move to the Tractor Boys on a permanent basis, earning himself a deal at Paul Lambert’s side. A deal is in the process of being finalised and he is likely to be involved in this weekend’s season opener against Burton Albion.

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The signing of Wilson will add further depth to Lambert’s defensive ranks. The 30-year-old can play at either centre-back or right-back and will be hoping to help Ipswich in their efforts to get back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Wilson came through the youth academy at Bristol City, spending time out on loan with Brentford and Cheltenham Town. He played 34 times for the Robins before making a move to Oldham Athletic in 2014. Wilson played 109 times for Oldham during his two and a half seasons with the club and left in the summer of 2016 to join Sheffield United.

The one-time Wales international 10 matches for the Blades and spent time on loan with Walsall before joining Lincoln City in January 2018, but after playing 25 times at Sincil Bank, the Imps opted not to renew his deal. Now, Wilson looks set to join Ipswich Town on a free transfer ahead of the new season.


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