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Chaplin has committed his future to the Club by signing a new long-term deal. 


Town’s number 10 originally penned a three-year contract when signing from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee in July 2021, but has now signed a new deal which will keep him at Portman Road until the summer of 2026.


The 26-year-old scored 29 goals in all competitions last season as Town won promotion, with his 26 in League One seeing him share the division’s Golden Boot with Jonson Clarke-Harris of Peterborough.


Chappers was also named Men’s Players’ Player of the Season and Men’s Corporate Player of the Season, as well as being voted Official ITFC Supporters Club Player of the Year, while his strike at Derby in April was named Goal of the Season.


“It feels amazing,” he told the Club website, after signing his new deal.


“There is nowhere I would rather be because this club is so ambitious in the way it thinks and the way it is run. It’s an exciting place to be. I am delighted and grateful.


“It was an easy decision to make because I am very lucky to have had a really good connection with my teammates and the staff, as well as the fans. I never thought of anything else so I’m delighted it’s sorted.


“This is probably the most comfortable I have been at a football club and it feels like it’s home. I was fortunate to get a lovely house straight away, which probably helps you settle down, and I love where I live. I love Suffolk in general because it suits me as a person.”


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Chappers, who also serves as a Trustee of the Ipswich Town Foundation, has made 99 appearances during his two seasons with the Club and has scored a total of 40 goals.


His first Town hat-trick came in the 6-0 victory over Charlton in April, during a run of 10 goals in the final nine games of the season as the Blues clinched promotion to the Championship.


“The break’s been good but it’s a case of getting back into the work gradually. It’s not long now until we’re back in for pre-season,” he continued.


“I want to carry on and be better than the 2022/23 season – that’s always been my mantra in terms of season after season.


“I always want to beat the last one, which isn’t always possible and isn’t something I’ve always been able to do during my career, of course, but it has to be the aim.


“As well as we did last season – which we reflected on after the season finished – it’s time to park that and focus the upcoming campaign and the future.


“Memories are good but they don’t last forever. We need to focus and we need

to be ready to go in the Championship.”


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