Scotland waives deal clause

Ipswich boss keen to secure striker's future at Portman Road

Jason Scotland: Ipswich Town striker has waived the right to a pay increase in his contract

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Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell has confirmed that striker Jason Scotland has rejected his right to a pay rise as part of a clause in his contract.

The 33-year-old has scored six goals this season after making 17 starts for the Tractor Boys and would have been due a wage boost with two more appearances in the starting XI.

However, Scotland has waived that right and Jewell is now hoping to agree a new deal to keep the forward at Portman Road next season.

"He did have a clause that could trigger a reasonably big wage increase," said Jewell.

"I think he deserves a lot of credit for saying he's waiving it.

"If I thought Jason's inclusion in the squad was vital in a promotion or relegation game I would have played him. But this clears it up for everybody.

"I think Jason has been terrific for us as a squad member this year and I want him here next year."