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Town striker Jason Scotland has been linked with a summer move to Brighton and Hove Albion. The 32-year-old is already on Sheffield Wednesday’s wish list but a switch to the newly-promoted Seagulls would almost certainly appeal more than a drop into League One with the Owls.

Scotland appears unlikely to be viewed as a first choice at Town next season with Michael Chopra and now Nathan Ellington joining the Blues.

The Trinidad and Tobago international scored 10 goals in 35 starts and 10 sub appearances last season, having signed from Wigan for £750,000 in August, but failed to convince new manager Jewell that he is the man to fire the Blues back into the Premier League and his days at Portman Road appear numbered.

Scotland, who has a year left on his Town contract, was close to returning to his former club Swansea on loan in February but the move broke down after the clubs were unable to agree a financial package.

If they firm up their apparent interest, Brighton, like Wednesday, may also have trouble matching Scotland’s current terms with the former Dundee United and Dunfermline man likely to be on a significant wage having joined the Blues from a Premier League club.