Cole Skuse: Ipswich Town to sign Bristol City midfielder

Cole Skuse

Midfielder Cole Skuse has agreed to join Ipswich Town on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old will join up with the Championship outfit as a free agent when his contract ends at relegated Bristol City.

Bristol-born Skuse came through the youth system at Ashton Gate and made 307 first-team appearances.

It was confirmed earlier this month that he was ending his 17-year association with City, as they prepare for life in League One next term.

Managing director Jon Lansdown said: "It's a shame that we have reached a point where it is time for Cole to move on, but I wish him all the best with his future career.

"Our aim now is to produce more home-grown players like Cole going forward."

Skuse told the Ipswich Town website: "I loved my time at Bristol, they gave me a chance in the game and I'll always be grateful for that.

"It's the right time for me to move on though. I need a fresh challenge and when I knew Ipswich wanted me, I didn't have to think too hard about the decision.

"I had a few options but with Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor in charge at Ipswich, that shows the intent of the club to move forward and I can't wait to get going."