Oli Hawkins joins League One promotion rivals Ipswich after Portsmouth departure

OIi Hawkins has completed a switch to Ipswich Town.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 2:29 pm
Updated Monday, 17th August 2020, 2:34 pm

The striker has signed a two-year deal with a 12-month option at Portman Road.

That means Hawkins will return to Pompey for the upcoming season to face his former side.

In total, the 28-year-old scored 18 goals in 96 appearances during his three years at Fratton Park, after arriving from Dagenham & Redbridge for an undisclosed fee in August 2017.

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Oli Hawkins has joined Ipswich after leaving Pompey. Picture: Joe Pepler

However, Hawkins was released by the Blues following their League One play-off semi-final defeat to Oxford United last month.

Now he's moved to League One promotion rivals Ipswich ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Hawkins was announced as part of a triple swoop, with defender Stephen Ward and keeper David Cornell also joining the Tractor Boys.