Republic of Ireland international Leon Best has joined Ipswich Town on a one-year contract after impressing while training at the club.

The 29-year-old striker had been out of contract since leaving Rotherham at the end of last season.

Best scored in the Tractor Boys U23 defeat to Birmingham last week and did enough overall to impress manager Mick McCarthy.

In a statement on the Ipswich Town website, McCarthy said "He knows this league. He’s got that physical presence and he will add to the options we have got up front. We are delighted to have him here."

It is a case of one Irish international out, another in at Portman Road as Best replaces Daryl Murphy.

The Waterford man joined Newcastle, who Best featured for in the Premier League, at the weekend for an undisclosed fee.

The Nottingham-born man has made seven senior appearances for the Republic of Ireland.

Best joins a large Irish contingent at Ipswich, which includes fellow Irish internationals David McGoldrick and midfielder Jonathan Douglas.