DAR­REN BACK ON TRAC AT IPSWICH

The Football League Paper - - INSIDE - By Jamie Holt

DAR­REN AM­BROSE is hop­ing it’s third time lucky at Ipswich after sign­ing once more for the Trac­tor Boys.

The 30-year-old started his ca­reer at Port­man Road, play­ing 38 times be­tween 2001 and 2003 and after spells with New­cas­tle and Charl­ton Ath­letic, he re­turned on loan in the 2008-09 sea­son.

The ver­sa­tile mid­fielder has signed his lat­est deal after spend­ing the last three weeks train­ing with Mick McCarthy’s side fol­low­ing his re­lease by Birm­ing­ham in the sum­mer.

Am­brose has vowed to make it a happy third spell in East Anglia.

He said: “I’d been on to my agent to try and get me a chance to train with Ipswich and the gaffer in­vited me down here for a few weeks.

“I have felt good here and the man­ager pulled me on Tues­day and said the club would be of­fer­ing me some­thing.

“I couldn’t be hap­pier. It’s a great club and I feel like I have un­fin­ished business here.

“I have said be­fore that I left too young and then when I came back here on loan, things didn’t re­ally go as well as I had hoped.

“Now I’m back for a third time and I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to it. I want to suc­ceed here. That’s the tar­get and I’m con­fi­dent I can achieve that.”

Mean­while, Ipswich man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ian Milne says the club would wel­come an ap­proach from Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur if the Premier League side wanted to use Port­man Road dur­ing the 2017-18 cam­paign.

Spurs re­vealed ear­lier this week that they would need to spend a sea­son away from White Hart Lane in or­der to com­plete build­ing work on their pro­posed new sta­dium in N17, with Wem­b­ley and sta­dium:mk ini­tially cited as pos­si­ble tem­po­rary homes, although the na­tional sta­dium has seem­ingly been ruled out.

Ipswich have now thrown their hat in the ring, with Milne say­ing: “If we did re­ceive a re­quest to help, we would of course se­ri­ously con­sider any pro­posal.”

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