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RICHIE ON PORTMAN ROAD MEMORIES

9 October 2012

Midfielder admits good and bad times here in the past but is now looking ahead with Town

Richie Wellens is hoping to banish a few Portman Road demons during his time at Town and help the Blues move up the Championship table in the process.

The midfielder joined Town on a month’s loan from Leicester last week, making his debut in Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Cardiff.

But Richie is confident things will pick up and was pleased to be back playing again, after six months out with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

“It’s good to have played and been out on a pitch again, but it was just a shame we couldn’t get the win,” Richie told Ipswich Player in an exclusive interview.

“I thought we performed well against the team at the top and in the end we’ve made two mistakes and been punished.

“I’ve had good memories of playing at Portman Road, I’ve had a few wins here over the years, but I’ve also got a few bad memories of playing here.

“I remember coming here a few years ago and playing in the snow, I should have brought my shovel! It wasn’t a great day for me as we lost the game, live on sky and then after a long trip home I got back to see my house had been burgled, so that wasn’t a great day!

“But I also know what a great stadium Portman Road is and I’m looking forward to playing here, getting some games and helping the side move up the table.”

Ipswich Player subscribers can watch the full interview with Town’s number 16 on Wednesday. For non-subscribers, remember you can sign up for a two week FREE Player trial by clicking here.


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