JASON Scotland has become a free agent after agreeing a settlement over the final few months of his Ipswich Town contract.

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The 33-year-old striker has made just one appearance under new boss Mick McCarthy after slipping down the pecking order following the arrivals of David McGoldrick, Aaron Mclean and Frank Nouble.

Speaking recently, McCarthy said: “Jason is likely to be going somewhere. He’s been fabulous, Jason, he’s such a lovely character and a nice man, he’s been great around the place.

“But we’re going younger and hungrier, I guess, and unfortunately Jason’s missing out. But he understands and he’d like to go and play football somewhere in the twilight of his career.”

Scotland was brought to Portman Road by Roy Keane in August 2010, for a fee believed to be in the region of £1m from Wigan.

The former Trinidad and Tobago international made 59 starts and 38 substitute appearances for the Blues, scoring 21 goals.

14 comments

  • Sad to see Jason go never let the side down even though he never got a fair crack of the whip always tryed and did his best unlike some of the players.

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    max ward

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • Fair enough, I dont think Jason ever really produced his best form for us, Showed glimpses but not consistant. MM is clearly trying to move towards a younger side

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    TrueBlue

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • thanks scotty,all the best for the future.

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    david peters

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • A pity because Scotland was a reality check for anybody who thinks the current regime is good for Ipswich Town. He was after all a low-cost, aged, not exactly inspiring replacement for club captain and talisman Jon Walters. Having said that he would have been preferable to the plethora of rejects loaned in by three managers since his arrival and in many ways it is a sad inditement of the current regime that a committed player who was actually re-signed to play this season has been consistently ignored and now rejected in favour of a motley collection of mercenaries.

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    Rob Steroo

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • A very good footballer totally wasted by ITFC. He could have had a couple of really productive years under more sensible management

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    JOHN BURLS

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • Walters? He wanted to go, we had no option of keeping him, no point keeping a player who doesn't want to stay. Finch, seriously look up the records of Scotland and Chopra.

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    Fat_Boy_Tim

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • Our efforts to strengthen our squad during the Jan transfer window, now stand at minut two

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    Cyril Baker

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • Another wasted million pounds. Never given a fair chance to show his worth. Given a run in the team he probably would have scored more goals than any of the others we now have on the books.

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    Tim Bartlett

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • Whist i agree JS seems like an all round top bloke the manager wants him gone. MM has shown thus far that he is an astute manager. I see nothing to make me question that yet. Given all those begging for younger players to be added and given his age I dont know thyere is so much negativity about this. Perhaps under previous years a run the team may have resulted in more goals but the fact is he was been in no way prolific. Even under Keane who did play him he didnt do that much. Yes he contributed in other areas but he was signed as a goal scorer and his record says he nver really delivered in that area. We wanted youth we seem to be getting it. Just another example of a town manger being damned what ever he does. With all this continued negativity, in spite of an up turn in form and the addition of younger perm signings itis no wonder there is a cloud hanging over PR.

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    TrueBlue

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • Who cares? This sort if thing happens in football. Fact is that MM is turning the club around and dragging them out of the relegation zone. He's only been here a short while and has done well. Which must really upset the likes of Steroo who exist to moan.

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    Tom

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • Our efforts to strengthen our squad during the Jan transfer window, now stand at minut two

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    Cyril Baker

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • Cannot understand why Scotalnd is released as he has always done good job when allowed to at Town and he is a better player than Chopra without gambling baggage etc seems rediculous that we keep chopra ahead of him !!

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    finchk702

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • I don't think Scotland ever let the team down & always put in a shift - unlike Chopra. His scoring record may not be brilliant - but compared to others in a struggling side actually not too bad.The real crux of the matter was that he was nver given an extended run in the team - & most pundits will agree that this is essential for a striker to show their true form. By taking a pay cut he actually demonstrated a loyalty to the team not shown by many others - ' a fabulous nice man' - who didn't come with any of the baggage of either Chopra or - now it seems - Taylor. His departure in many ways is a microcosm of all that is wrong with ITFC.

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    Old Timer

    Monday, January 21, 2013

  • fat boy at least we are not paying off Scotlands gambling bebts and yes have looked that the records of both players minutes on field etc and Scotland holds his own to Chopra neither of the stas are good by the way ! Oh yes who took the pay cut to stay at town and who is here for one reason only !

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    finchk702

    Monday, January 21, 2013

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