Ipswich Town has signed former Hammer James Collins on a deal until the end of the season.
The 35-year-old has been without a club since being released by the Hammers at the end of the 2017-18 campaign. Collins made 214 appearances across two spells spanning ten seasons in Claret and Blue.
The centre-half, who turns 35 in August, initially joined the Hammers from Cardiff City alongside close friend Danny Gabbidon in July 2005, making his debut in a League Cup second-round victory at Sheffield Wednesday in September of the same year. He initially spent four years in east London before moving to Aston Villa. The former Wales international returned to West Ham in the summer of 2012 and established himself as a regular starter under Sam Allardyce following the Club’s promotion to the Premier League.
The Ginger Pele said he can’t wait to get cracking after putting pen to paper on a short-term deal with Town saying “I’m delighted. Obviously, I was here a few months back and it didn’t work out but I’ve been welcomed back by the manager and all the lads and I can’t wait to get cracking, I’ve kept myself fit since then and Paul gave me a call to come back. We’ve got a deal done so I’m looking forward to getting out on the pitch. This is a young side under a bit of pressure because of the league position and hopefully, I can help with some experience and guidance and we can get some good results.
“We feel this is definitely a squad that can get out of this situation and with a few January signings we should be able to start picking up wins.