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BULLARD MOVES ON

13 August 2012

Midfielder's contract terminated by mutual consent

“I’ll miss the lads in the dressing-room. They are a great bunch and I was lucky enough to enjoy a great relationship with the supporters at Ipswich as well, which meant a lot to me. I wish the Club the best of luck.”   

“I feel as fit as I’ve ever done and knowing that my opportunities were going to be limited at Ipswich, it’s best that I move on.

“I didn’t play as much football as I would have liked last season and I need to be out there on the park on a Saturday afternoon, not sitting in the stands.

Bullard, who made 37 appearances for Town, added: “I want to thank Paul Jewell for giving me the opportunity to play for such a fantastic football club as Ipswich Town.

“He’s a great character to have around the place and I’m sure there will be plenty of interest in him. We wish him all the best for the future.”

“Jimmy loves playing football and at his age, he needs to be playing so all parties agreed that it was best if he moved on.

“We sat down and had a straightforward chat and I explained to him that I’ve got to look to the future and that he was down the pecking order in terms of a starting place.

“I’ve known Jimmy for a long time. He’s a top lad but he wants to play regular first-team football and I can’t guarantee him that here,” said Town boss Paul Jewell.

He  made the move permanent at the start of last season, signing a two year deal at Portman Road but lost his place in the starting line-up in November and was restricted to just six substitute appearances over the second half of the campaign.

The 33-year-old midfielder impressed in a loan spell at the Club after joining from Hull in January 2011 and picked up the Supporters’ Player of the Year award that season.

Town have parted company with Jimmy Bullard by mutual consent.


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