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Ireland's forgotten man Foley earns short-term contract with Ipswich

Mick McCarthy has signed the 31-year-old defender until the end of the season.

IPSWICH TOWN HAVE announced the signing of Kevin Foley until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old full-back, a free agent after leaving FC Copenhagen, links up with former manager Mick McCarthy — who signed him for Wolves from Luton Town nine years ago.

Foley earned the last of his eight caps for Ireland back in 2012 and was famously dropped from the Euro 2012 squad by Giovanni Trapattoni at the last minute to be replaced by Paul McShane.

“This is a great club and I’m delighted to be here,” Foley said.

“It’s taken a bit of time due to the international clearance and stuff but I’m just happy it’s done now.

I really enjoyed my time here anyway and a door sort of opened up for me once Jonny Parr departed.

“I know the gaffer and (assistant) Terry Connors from our days at Wolves and it’s great to work with them again. They know what I’m all about and likewise I know how they work.”

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