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Ipswich Town will be playing in the same division as Tranmere Rovers next season, and they’ve gone and signed one of the big reasons why.

The relegated Tractor Boys have snapped up forward James Norwood from the Prenton Park side, for whom he scored 55 goals in the past two seasons as they made it from the National League to League One.

He’ll be facing his old side in the third tier next season, but Norwood has big ambitions of going higher.

“Ipswich is a Premier League club and I want to help them get back to that level,” he told the club website.

“I’ve looked around the stadium and it’s unbelievable. Looking at the size of the crowds last season, the facilities. I just can’t wait for pre-season to start now.

“I had three or four Championship clubs make offers but I spoke with Paul Lambert and he told me how he saw me fit into his team.

“It’s a massive club and I have seen how the fans get behind the team and I know what that can do for a football club. It was a no-brainer for me really.

“I’ve come here to achieve things. I have had two promotions and Ipswich have got a good chance of going up next season and I want to be part of that.”

NAILSWORTH, ENGLAND - MAY 13: James Norwood of Tranmere Rovers celebrates with the man of the match award during the Sky Bet League Two Play-off Semi Final Second Leg match between Forest Green and Tranmere Rovers at The New Lawn on May 13, 2019 in Nailsworth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)
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