LOI transfer wrap: Ipswich Town swoop for trio as Cork City add to ranks

English League One side Ipswich Town have completed a hat-trick of League of Ireland signings as they add to their ranks.

The Tractor Boys have landed Michael Lavin from Sligo Rovers, while Daniel O’Connor joins from Galway United.

And Ipswich have also swooped for the services of Cork City youngster Leon Ayinde.

All three players will join Ipswich Town’s Under-21 side as they seek to make their mark at Portman Road.

Meanwhile, Cork City have signed Swedish striker Daniel Krezic ahead of their Premier Division return.

The Swedish-born attacker joins the club having played for Degerfors and Varberg in the Swedish top-flight for the last 3 seasons.

And he said: “I am really excited to be at Cork City. It is a new adventure for me and I am really looking forward to helping the team in the season ahead.

“I am a fast winger, I like to attack and take defenders on one-on-one, and I hope I can add some goals and assists to the team.”

The 26-year-old is also a former North Macedonian Under-21 international.

Former Sligo Rovers defender Lewis Banks has also confirmed his departure from the League of Ireland after signing with Arbroath.

Banks, 25, joins Arbroath who are currently 9th in the Scottish Championship, in the midst of a relegation battle at the foot of the table.

After his move, he paid tribute to Sligo Rovers: “Massive thank you to everyone at Rovers for the last four years.

“The players, fans, staff, volunteers and everyone I came across made it a fantastic time for me. All the best for the future and upcoming season.”

Elsewhere, Finn Harps have unveiled the signing of South African international Katlego Mashigo from Portadown.

Mashigo was previously on the books of Bohemians and has one senior cap for the Bafana Bafana.

And Harps boss Dave Rogers wants his new signing to get back playing for South Africa.

He said: “Kat has ambitions to get back into the South African international set up.

“We will make sure he gets the arena and environment and the support of the Blue and White Army to help him achieve his goals.”

Meanwhile, Cobh Ramblers have snapped up the services of former Longford Town and Shelbourne goalkeeper Lee Steacy.

And Drogheda have unveiled the double loan signing of Elicha Ahui and striker Freddie Draper from Lincoln City.