Jim confirms offer of new Jaime deal

IPSWICH Town boss Jim Magilton today confirmed that he has offered Canadian international Jaime Peters a new three-year contract.The speedy wide player, who will be 20 on Friday, comes to the end of his initial two-year deal this summer.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town boss Jim Magilton today confirmed that he has offered Canadian international Jaime Peters a new three-year contract.

The speedy wide player, who will be 20 on Friday, comes to the end of his initial two-year deal this summer.

“We have offered Jaime a deal and the club will now attend to help gaining him a work permit to allow him to stay with us,” said Magilton.

He also confirmed that 36-year-old defender Fabian Wilnis has been offered a new one-year deal.

Peters was voted Town's most improved player at last night's end-of-season award evening.

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Meanwhile, Dan Harding last night scooped two awards in the Ipswich Town player of the year presentations.

The Blues defender, who joined Ipswich from Leeds as a part of the deal that took Ian Westlake the other way, won the E.ON and East Anglian Daily Times player of the year accolade for his consistent display in his first season at Portman Road.

Harding followed that up by taking the vote as the boxholders' and sponsors' player of the year.

The 23-year-old accepted the award from the power company marketing director Mike Thompson at the ceremony at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

Fellow defenders Jason De Vos and Alex Bruce were runners-up for the trophy.

Harding said: “The main thing I wanted when I came to Ipswich Town was to play regular football.

“Jim Magilton has given me that chance.

“I'm delighted to win these awards because it shows the consistency I have been looking for, although I know I still have more to give.”

Sylvain Legwinski also took his

second award of the season with the players' player of the year prize being added to the official Supporters' Club trophy he won last month.

Peters award for most improved player of the year was chosen by Magilton and his coaching staff.

The Harold Smith Trophy for most improved academy player went to the hard-working and skilful midfielder-cum-centre-half Ollie Fenn.

Tommy Smith won the Dale Roberts' academy player of the year which was awarded at the supporters' ceremony last month.

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