Scott Loach has completed his move to Watford’s Championship rivals Ipswich Town.

The ‘keeper leaves the Vicarage Road club for an undisclosed fee and has signed a four-year contract with the Tractorboys.

Although the fee is undisclosed, the Watford Observer understands it to be around £200,000.

Watford pulled out of a deal to sign Tom Heaton following the club's takeover and Loach's replacement is expected to be either Carlo Cudicini or Manuel Almunia.

Loach was with the Ipswich academy as a youngster before his family moved away from the area.

He made over 150 appearances for the Hornets and has also racked up 14 caps for England at Under-21 level during his time in Hertfordshire.