LIAM LOOKING UP AT IPSWICH...
LIAM Feeney has had a roller-coaster ride in the last week – and after the lows of Bolton Wanderers, he’s now aiming to hit the heights at Ipswich Town.
The 29-year-old winger has moved out of the relegation zone and into the promotion race after signing on-loan for Mick McCarthy’s Tractor Boys until the end of the season.
Feeney has been one of very few success stories to come out of Bolton this season, but is now intent on showcasing his abilities at the right end of the Championship. “I am really pleased Mick has given me the opportunity to come to Ipswich to help their push for the play-offs,” he said.
“The last few days have been a bit of a roller-coaster ride; what with Neil (Lennon – Bolton manager) moving on, and Bolton agreeing for me to go out on loan within the space of a few hours.
“I watched Ipswich play against Blackburn on Tuesday (they won 2-0), and it was no surprise that Mick’s side was well-drilled and well-organised throughout. They were resolute in defence and attacked in numbers.”
The former Bournemouth and Millwall man admits that being at Ipswich will be a different but nonetheless welcome challenge after being accustomed to a relegation battle at Bolton over the past few months.
And with the wideman set to leave the Trotters on a free transfer in the summer, there is a possibility McCarthy could swoop to make Feeney a permanent fixture at Portman Road if he impresses on loan.
But Feeney wants to focus on the here and now rather than worry about the future.
“It’s very easy to get swept up in the whirlwind that surrounds football,” added Feeney. “I know what I’m capable of and what I can bring to the team. Ipswich have shown great faith in me to bring me here so naturally I want to return the favour on the pitch.
“It will also be good to catch up with Brett Pitman and Giles Coke, who I played with at Bournemouth and Bolton.”
LOAN MOVE: Liam Feeney has left Bolton to join play-off chasers Ipswich