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Ipswich Town secure the loan services of Queens Park Rangers striker Macauley Bonne



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Macauley Bonne has become Ipswich Town's fourth addition of the summer.

The Ipswich-born forward, who was previously part of the Tractor Boys' academy, has joined on a season-long deal from Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers.

The Zimbabwe international signed for the R's in October 2020 from Charlton Athletic and went on to score three goals from his 35 appearances for the west Londoners.

"It’s been 12 years since I left here when I was a kid and it’s great to be back,” Macauley told Ipswich's website.

“I’m a Town fan and as soon as I heard about the opportunity to come back here and play for the first team, the team that I essentially love, it was a no-brainer. I can’t wait to get going now.

“Paul Cook is a character. He’s been dying to get it over the line. He seems like a guy I really want to work with and do well under, and it seems like he wants the same for me so that’s all I can ask for.”

Meanwhile, the club's CEO Mark Ashton suggested that more incomings are in the offing.

“We are obviously delighted to get the deal done and welcome Macauley back to Ipswich Town," he said. "He has Championship experience and we wish him every success at this football club.

“It’s been a busy 24 hours and we are moving forward with one or two other additions as well that we hope to get over the line as soon as possible.”

News of Bonne's arrival has come swiftly on the back of midfielder Rekeem Harper joining from West Bromwich Albion.

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