Ipswich seal deal for Forest Green striker Moore

Mick McCarthy manager of Ipswich Town

Ipswich make striker Moore their first signing of the window.

Ipswich Town have agreed a deal to sign Forest Green Rovers striker Kieffer Moore, as confirmed on the club's official website this evening.

Moore has signed an 18 month deal at Portman Road after passing a medical earlier on Saturday and was in stands for the 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers at Portman Road.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthyIpswich manager Mick McCarthy

Moore, who can also play at centre-back, has impressed at Forest Green Rovers since joining the club last January, whilst he's even thrived on loan at Torquay United this term.

Moore has scored seven goals in 35 games for Forest Green in the National League, as well as five goals in four games on loan at Torquay, and a number of clubs have been tracking him, but Ipswich have moved quickly to secure his signature.

Ipswich's Christophe Berra celebrates scoring their third goal with teammatesIpswich's Christophe Berra celebrates scoring against Blackburn

The 24-year-old came through the youth ranks at Torquay United and went on to play for Truro City, Dorchester Town, Yeovil and Norwegian club Viking before joining Forest Green.

The 6ft 5in forward will help provide cover in attack for Brett Pitman, Freddie Sears, David McGoldrick and Leon Best and will help fill the void left by Luke Varney's recent departure from Portman Road, having joined Burton Albion earlier this month.

Moore becomes Mick McCarthy's first signing of this month's transfer window with the Ipswich boss looking to add several new faces to his squad before the window closes at the end of January.

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