DARREN BACK ON TRAC AT IPSWICH
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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