Ipswich confirm signing of ex-Cardiff City man Josh Yorwerth

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The former Cardiff City defender will join from July 1st on a two-year deal.

Mick McCarthy has wasted no time getting to work on improving his squad before next season and has added youngster Josh Yorwerth to his ranks, as confirmed on the club's official website.

The deal runs for two years with the option of a further 12-month extension and the Wales Under-21 international is itching to get started at Portman Road. He took to Twitter to express his joy:

The 20-year old had an extended trial with the Blues last season and featured for the Under-21 development side on a regular basis.

Yorwerth is yet to make his senior debut but Ipswich have high hopes for the youngster next season.

His capture comes as McCarthy looks to bolster a squad that fell at the Championship play-off semi-final stage last season. His most important task this summer could be retaining the services of Daryl Murphy, with the Republic of Ireland international linked with a Premier League move recently, as reported by the Birmingham Mail.

The Blues' prospects may have been helped by club legend Marcus Stewart’s announcement that Murphy would be a ‘fool’ for leaving.

“For me he’s not going to go anywhere. I think he’d be a fool to leave Ipswich – that’s my opinion,” he is quoted as saying in the East Anglian Times.

“He’s got to stay at Ipswich because they have got a really good chance at getting promoted this season, either automatically or via the play-offs.”

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