Ipswich Town have announced the signed of Forest Green Rovers striker Kieffer Moore.

The 24 year old signed an 18 month deal at Portman Road yesterday after a believed fee of around £10,000 was agreed between the two clubs.

Moore had only been at Forest Green since last January but was instrumental in getting the vegan side to the Play-Off final, which they eventually lost. This season he spent a month on loan at Torquay, and has managed to score 9 goals for both teams in the National League.

His displays have done enough to convince Mick McCarthy to bring him to the Championship. Although many will see it as a massive jump for the Non-League forward, Moore has previous Championship experience having played for Yeovil Town during their spell in the league.

Speaking on his new signing, McCarthy made it clear that Moore wasn’t a second choice for the club after previous transfer attempts failed,

“I’ve just said to Kieffer, just be careful, don’t be going on social media, because we’ve had million pound bids in for people, it’s not happened and so now we’ve got one from Forest Green. I said don’t be looking at it because I know what the reaction to it will be.”

“I first saw him when he played against us for Yeovil. He hit the post in the 90th minute. Tom Lawrence caught the eye for Yeovil that night too.” 

“I look at the big centre forward for Lincoln last week (Matt Rhead), how much trouble did he cause? Bloody hell fire. Would we have liked him in our team on a lot of weeks this season? Yes, we would.”

“There are players about that can be a real asset for us and I think Kieffer will be one of them.”

With Ipswich sitting mid-table and with one of the lowest goals for record so far this season, McCarthy will be banking on his new 6ft 6in striker bringing some much need firepower to the Tractor boys.

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