Alan Lee on verge of Ipswich switch

Last updated : 10 January 2006 By Michael Morris
Joe Royle told the Ipswich Official website this morning

"Alan will hopefully be signing today.

"Everything has been agreed with the player and Cardiff and he will have a look around the place and undergo a medical.

"We've been after bringing in a striker for a while and Alan will provide us with a physical presence that we need.

"We have missed that target man type player since Sam Parkin was injured and Alan can also score goals, something else we have been lacking lately.

"He didn't have the best of times while he was at Cardiff, but at Rotherham he had a goal return of one in three games and he certainly caused Ipswich problems when he came up against the club.

"He's a player who could play alongside any of the strikers we have at the club at the moment and can also help bring the younger players on as well.

"Of course, he is also a full international with the Republic of Ireland and we're delighted that he is on his way to Portman Road."

Best wishes to Alan Lee and good luck.