WANDERERS legend Peter Reid has joined Ipswich Town in a consultancy role, the club has confirmed.

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 last weekend.

The 65-year-old - a former England international - links up with Paul Cook, who he worked with at Wigan Athletic for several years while serving as an advisor.

"Anywhere I can help I will, and hopefully my experience should bring something new to the set-up," Reid told the club’s website.

"If there's something I think will help then I'm never afraid to say it, and I've really enjoyed working with Paul in the past.

"This is a huge football club and I'm really looking forward to being involved, starting with a trip to Fratton Park next Tuesday as I'll be at that one."

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

And Cook believes Reid’s arrival will have a big impact on the club in the coming weeks and months.

"Peter coming in is great, not just for me, but the other coaching staff and the club itself,” he added. "Having people with that amount of experience at a football club can only be good."

Ipswich head to the Abbey Stadium on Saturday afternoon to take on Mark Bonner’s Cambridge United (KO 3pm).

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