Ipswich continue to be linked with a move for Accrington Stanley striker Colby Bishop.

One of the Reds’ star performers last season, the 24-year-old scored 12 goals in all competitions as John Coleman’s side finished 11th in League One having again defied to odds to be in the play-off hunt.

Bishop has formed a fine partnership with Dion Charles, both having made the jump up from non-league football look an easy one, the former arriving from Leamington two years ago.

Under new American ownership, former Stanley boss Paul Cook has already been backed to bring in Wigan’s Lee Evans and Fleetwood’s Wes Burns as the Tractor Boys push for promotion to the Championship next season.

Ipswich are also not believed to the only admirers of Bishop, with Championship side Huddersfield credited with an interest.

Bishop, who is contracted for another year with a further 12-month option, will not be available on the cheap however, Stanley having ambitions of their own having established themselves in the third tier.

“Myself and Andy (Holt, owner) are on the same page and, if we think the best business sense is to sell a player for the good of the club, that’s what we will do and it doesn’t matter who the player is,” Coleman said last month.

“They are educated decisions, made with the interest of the club whereas in the past we had to sell to survive and that’s not the case anymore.

“That means you get the market value, the starting price for our top players now is well over a million.”

He added: “We’ve been told by the chairman that we don’t need to sell so everything is in place for us to go forward.

“So instead of looking over our shoulders we could be reaching for the stars.”