Peters granted permit
By Ben Blackmore
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jaime Peters has finally joined Ipswich after being granted a work permit.
Ipswich Town have finally got their man, after Canadian Jaime Peters was granted a work permit.
The 18-year-old failed to meet the required criteria for gaining official clearance to play in Britain, and Ipswich had an initial approach turned down by the British authorities.
However, an appeal conducted by Ipswich in Sheffield has produced a positive outcome, and manager Joe Royle is positively beaming after hearing the verdict.
"It's been a long process but we are delighted that Jaime has been granted a visa and can now begin his Ipswich Town career," Royle told the club website.
"I can say relieved as well because we had our initial approach rejected and it was made clear to us that Jaime didn't strictly fit every element of the criteria.
"We pleaded our case though and like I say, we are delighted the decision has gone our way."
The 18-year-old plays in the midfield, but Royle is unsure as to when he will get his first look at Peters in a Town shirt.
"We have a friendly at Colchester on Tuesday but I'm not sure the lad will even be in the country by then."