5 Jul 2016

Patterson signs with Ipswich Town

7:22 am on 5 July 2016

The teenage All Whites forward Monty Patterson has signed a one-year contract with English championship club Ipswich Town.

Patterson left Auckland club Eastern Suburbs in 2013 to move to England.

All Whites forward Monty Patterson

All Whites forward Monty Patterson Photo: Ipsiwch Town

The 19-year-old has played five times for the All Whites and last played in the final of the Oceania Football Confederations Nations Cup, when New Zealand beat Papua New Guinea in a penalty shoot out to advance to next year's Confederation Cup tournament in Russia.

He joins former New Zealand captain Tommy Smith at Ipswich. Smith's a starting central defender for the Tractor Boys.

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