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1819 burnley jon walters 00 500x500Jon Walters has this afternoon left Burnley and joined his former club Ipswich Town on loan until January.

Walters was with Ipswich for three and a half years, from January 2007 until the summer of 2010 and made over 140 league and cup appearances for them, scoring 32 goals. It’s believed a disagreement with Roy Keane, then manager at Ipswich, led to his move to Stoke and in seven years with the Potteries club he made some 270 appearances and scored over 60 goals.

He was a firm favourite with the Stokies too and many were dismayed when he left to join us last summer. However, injuries prevented him establishing himself in the team and he started just one game for us last season, that at Ewood in the League Cup and he hasn’t featured at all in the Premier League since coming on as a substitute on Boxing Day at Manchester United, the last of his three substitute appearances for us in the Premier League.

He did play recently in Istanbul but it became clear the club were ready to let him go out on loan, something that might have happened last January but for a second injury. Walters himself has hinted at it on social media with his ‘I  miss football’ tweet and today he hashtagged with #TakeMeHomeCountryRoads while displaying his in car sat nav in Suffolk.

He’s expected to go straight into Paul Hurst’s squad for the tractor derby against Norwich this weekend.

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