Kevin Horlock

West Ham United confirm the departure of  Northern Ireland international midfielder Kevin Horlock to Ipswich Town on  a free transfer.  

Horlock, 31,  has signed a two-year deal with the Portman Road club. He played for Joe Royle when the current Ipswich boss was in charge at Manchester City and is also a friend of Town captain Jim Magilton.  

Last season he failed to establish himself as a first-team regular at West Ham, who beat Ipswich Town in the Play-Offs before losing to Crystal Palace in the Final.  

"I was pleased to give Kevin this opportunity to play regular first-team football with Ipswich and wish him well for the future," said Hammers boss Alan Pardew.