‘We are due to have another conversation’ – Hurst on Town’s attempts to sign ex West Ham defender Collins

PUBLISHED: 15:55 02 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:59 02 September 2018

James Collins was released by West Ham this summer. Photo: PA

James Collins was released by West Ham this summer. Photo: PA

PA Archive/PA Images

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst says he is due to speak further to veteran defender James Collins about signing for the Blues.

The 35-year-old is a free agent following his release by West Ham this summer and, because of that, he can still sign for a club even though the permanent and loan transfer windows have both shut.

MORE: Stu says – Five observations following Town’s 1-1 draw with Norwich

Asked about his reported interest in the 51-cap Welsh international following this afternoon’s 1-1 home draw with Norwich City, Hurst said: “We spoke to him last week and are due to have another conversation. I wouldn’t particularly rule it out. It’s certainly not a case of him just coming in to sign paperwork, but it’s something we will look at.”

Town currently have just three senior centre-backs in Luke Chambers, Toto Nsiala (who is suspended for the next two games) and Matthew Pennington, who arrived on loan from Everton just rior to last Friday’s deadline.

Homegrown centre-back Luke Woolfenden was allowed to join League Two side Swindon Town on loan for the season with a January break clause.

MORE: ‘I felt our better spells were longer than Norwich’s’ – Hurst on Town’s East Anglian derby draw and Skuse injury

Town have shown interest in veteran defender Gareth McAuley, also a free agent, but the former Blues man is reportedly on the verge of joining Scottish side Rangers.

Newsletter Sign Up

Green Un tri-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Championship League table

FcTables.com

League One table

FcTables.com
MyDate24 MyPhotos24