Socceroos’ Tommy Oar inks deal with English outfit Ipswich Town

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Tommy Oar of FC Utrecht during the Dutch Eredivisie match between FC Utrecht and FC Dordrecht at the Galgenwaard Stadium on February 15, 2015 in Utrecht, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Australian international winger has ended his free agent period after signing a contract with English Championship side Ipswich Town.

The 23-year-old Socceroos winger parted ways with Dutch Eredivisie club FC Utrecht after last season and has been without a club since the beginning of this season.

“We have watched Tommy a few times and checked him out on our scouting system. We have done our due diligence on him and he will be a good signing for us,” Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy told the club’s website.

“I spoke to Jan Wouters (former Holland international), who worked with him at Utrecht, and he gave him a glowing report.

“He is quick and direct and puts some great crosses in. He does all the tracking back as well. I’m delighted to have him. He’s a full Australian international and he will add to the competition here.”

Oar made more than 100 appearances for Utrecht after joining from Brisbane Roar in 2009.