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Scott Fraser joins Ipswich Town from MK Dons after turning down Championship move




Ipswich Town have signed 26-year-old goalscoring midfielder Scott Fraser from fellow Sky Bet League One Club MK Dons for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

The Dundee-raised player becomes Paul Cook's eighth summer signing and makes it two additions in three days at Portman Road, following the addition of striker Joe Pigott.

Fraser, who plays mainly as a central attacking midfielder, started his career at local club Dundee United and played for them in the Scottish Premiership before heading south to join Burton Albion in the summer of 2018.

Scott Fraser has been unveiled at Portman Road as Ipswich Town's eighth summer signing Picture: ITFC
Scott Fraser has been unveiled at Portman Road as Ipswich Town's eighth summer signing Picture: ITFC

He spent two years with the Brewers, then signed for MK Dons and had a very successful 2020/21 campaign, scoring 14 goals in 44 League One appearances and picking up the club’s players' of the year award.

Like Piggott, Fraser said he had interest from Championship clubs before opting to join the revolution at Portman Road under the new Gamechanger 20 ownership.

“This felt right, coming here after speaking to the manager and Mark (Ashton, CEO),” Fraser told iFollow Ipswich.

“I have seen the players the club have signed recently and it’s a massive club that clearly wants to go places so I’m delighted to be part of it.

“I have always said that I have wanted to play in the Championship and then push on from there but I didn’t want to go to a club a level up just to say I had played at that standard.

"If the opportunity came along, I wanted to join a club that had ambitions to get in the Championship and not just survive, but to kick on from there and when I spoke to Mark and the gaffer here, that is what I took from it.”

Town boss Cook added: “It’s our second signing in three days and I am absolutely delighted.

Midfielder Scott Fraser joins Ipswich Town from MK Dons for an undisclosed fee Picture: ITFC
Midfielder Scott Fraser joins Ipswich Town from MK Dons for an undisclosed fee Picture: ITFC

“Scott is 26 years of age and has played in England for a number of years.

"He was blossoming at Burton and then took it up another level at MK Dons where he was one of the standout players in the division last season. It’s great to have him here.”

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