Date: 31st January 2011 at 2:23pm
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Ipswich Town have completed the signing of Luton Town midfielder Andy Drury on a two-and-a-half year contract.

Town had been strongly linked with Drury in recent weeks, with the highly-rated midfield man having been widely expected to leave Kenilworth Road this month after a number of successful seasons at non-league level. The 27-year-old has recorded 8 goals and 15 assists in all competitions for the Hatters since a summer move from Stevenage Borough, where he had helped his team to finish champions of the Blue Square Premier as well as FA Trophy runners-up last season. Drury joins for an undisclosed fee with Ipswich having reportedly beaten Championship rivals Coventry City and Sheffield United to his signature.

New arrivals are always a welcome boost for any club, though some Town fans may raise eyebrows over the signing of Drury, who will undoubtedly face a challenge in stepping up to the Championship from non-league football. However, with several recent examples of such players excelling upon their ascent into the Football League, hopes will be high that the gamble will pay off.

Drury looks likely to be the only arrival at Portman Road today, with Paul Jewell likely to pursue any further targets on loan following the closure of the transfer window this evening. The Town boss has also revealed however that he does not expect outward movement either, insisting that Gareth McAuley and David Norris are to remain with Ipswich despite ongoing contract discussions.

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