Ex-Wales centre-back James Collins has joined the Championship's bottom club.

James Collins Aiming To Aid Ipswich Town’s Relegation Fight

James Collins hopes his vast experience can help Championship strugglers Ipswich Town out of their relegation plight.

The 35-year-old former Wales defender has signed a short-term deal until the end of the season just weeks after seeing a switch to Aston Villa wrecked by a calf injury.

Collins, who has been training with Ipswich having been released by West Ham at the end of last season, joins a side that are 10 points from safety.

“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,” Collins told iFollow Ipswich.

“I’ve kept myself fit since then and Paul (Lambert) 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.

Former Cardiff City centre-back Collins made 51 appearances for Wales before ending his international career in 2017.

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