Sport James Norwood to Dundee United latest as Micky Mellon eyes reunion with Ipswich striker

01:53  04 august  2020
01:53  04 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Ipswich sign striker James Norwood from Tranmere Rovers on a three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months. Norwood is the Tractor Boys' third signing of the summer transfer window so far after goalkeepers Tomas Holy and Adam Przybek both joined.

Micky Mellon reckons Dundee United will need to learn quickly to handle life back in the top flight after one slip cost them a flag day victory. It was their first game in the Premiership for four years and new boss Mellon believes they will learn lessons after Liam Craig cancelled out Nicky Clark’s opener.

Dundee United will launch a loan bid for James Norwood after landing Ryan Edwards.

The Tannadice club announced the signing of defender Edwards, 26, on a two-year contract after his release from Blackpool.

United boss Micky Mellon is now looking to strengthen his front areas and is keen on a loan move for striker Norwood from Ipswich Town.

The problem is that Fleetwood are also keen but Mellon is hoping the fact he got the best out of Norwood at Tranmere will convince him to move north.

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Dundee United raised the championship flag and then surrendered an opening day victory against 10 men St Johnstone. United were a goal to the good in the Micky Mellon already looked to have made a positive impact on his new squad, who were much more lively and belied the fact they hadn’t played

The 29-year-old scored over 80 goals for Tranmere and averaged a goal, roughly, every second game.

Meanwhile, Edwards has insisted the chance to help Dundee United make their mark in the Premiership was too big an opportunity to turn down.

The defender signed a two-year contract at Tannadice yesterday after he secured his release from Blackpool.

The 26-year-old, who has also had spells at Blackburn, Morecambe and Plymouth, becomes Micky Mellon’s second signing after he landed Luke Bolton on-loan from Manchester City.

Edwards said: "As soon as I spoke to the gaffer and to Tony Asghar I knew I wanted to come up to the Scottish Premiership and I'm finally glad to be part of Dundee United's rebuild in the Premiership.

"I don't like to say I'm this or that, the fans will hopefully make that call themselves.

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Ipswich opened the scoring in the eighth minute when James Norwood latched onto Kayden Jackson's through ball to fire home with Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley rooted to Six minutes later , Ipswich made it 3-0 with Jackson firing home after Jon Nolan's effort had been parried out by Oxley.

Ipswich maintain their unbeaten start to the season at Stadium MK as a 1-0 win keeps The visitors were on the front foot from the get-go, and moments after the tireless James Norwood had Paul Lambert's men should have had a second minutes later , when Norwood unselfishly opted to play in

“I like everything and as footballers we need to do all sides of the game."

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United boss Mellon had previously been keen to take Edwards to former club Tranmere. He is now in line to make his debut against Motherwell this weekend.

Mellon confirmed: "I'm delighted to finally get Ryan in the door. We need a strong squad and I believe we need that type of player that Ryan is.

“He will come in and add to what we already have so pleased to have him on board."

The Tannadice have also been linked with Ipswich defender Toto Nsiala.

They also asked the question about him a few weeks ago but that interest is now dead with the arrival of Edwards.

3 talking points as Dundee United defensive masterclass leaves Motherwell frustrated .
Mark Reynolds hit the only goal of the game as the Terrors got off the mark.Reynolds first goal in Tangerine and only his 14th in a career which started at Fir Park way back 15 years ago separated the sides in a flat affair in South Lanarkshire.

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