SWINDON Town have signed Ipswich Town striker Tyreece Simpson on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old prospect - who becomes Swindon's third summer signing - has made seven professional appearances for the Tractor Boys and arrives at the County Ground looking to take the next step in his development.

The length of the loan deal suggests owner Clem Morfuni has seen part of his club's transfer embargo lifted, and Swindon should now be able to sign players on long-term deals again. However, the wage restriction connected to the EFL hardship fund is thought to remain in place for the time being.

Speaking to Swindon Town's website, director of football Ben Chorley said: “Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you to Paul Cook and Ipswich Town FC. Paul and the club’s constant dialogue has made this loan move for Tyreece so smooth.

“We are very pleased to have Tyreece in our squad for the 2021-22 season. He has a fantastic attitude, willingness to learn and this signing will enhance our current squad.”

Simpson played a little over an hour for Town against Peterborough United on Saturday as Ben Garner's men lost 1-0 at the County Ground in the club's pre-season friendly.

Reflecting on his new signing's first appearance in a Town shirt, head coach Garner says there is plenty more to come from Simpson.

Garner said: "He's impressed us from the off. I think he did really well on Saturday, but I think he'll be a lot better than that moving forwards because that was him tired after a heavy load.

"Once he's a little bit fresher going into games, I think he could be really exciting for us this year.

"He's got a fantastic attitude, he's going to be a handful for everyone."