FORMER Wanderers midfielder Peter Reid is in talks to join Ipswich Town in a consultancy role, according to reports.

Reid – who made 257 appearances for the Whites between 1974 and 1983 - was in attendance as the Tractor Boys recorded a 2-1 win against Shrewsbury over the weekend.

The 65-year-old – a former England international and two-time title winner at Everton - worked as an advisor to Paul Cook at Wigan Athletic for several years.

The pair could now be reunited at Portman Road, according to a report from The East Anglian Daily Times.

Speaking in 2017, Cook told the Wigan Post: "I’ve said before I think it’s an absolute crime someone like Peter wasn’t involved in and around a football club.

"He has so much experience, enthusiasm and knowledge. We talk about football for hours.

"People wondered when Peter arrived what kind of a role he would have. But there was never any specific role. It was just about having Peter in the football club.

"It’s invaluable having someone like him to bounce off. Every day with Peter you’re learning something.

"I might have been tough on one of the lads, but then you’ll see Peter whispering in his ear later, offering something else.

"As a football person, I enjoy football people and Peter is a real football person."

The Tractor Boys sit 14th in the league table, having picked up 13 points from their opening 11 fixtures.

Wanderers ran out 5-2 winners when the sides met at Portman Road earlier this season thanks to goals from Eoin Doyle, Josh Sheehan, George Johnston and a brace from Dapo Afolayan.

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