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PADDY RARING TO GO WITH BLUES

3 January 2013

Defender excited at opportunity to play football again at Portman Road after frustrating spell at Leeds

Patrick Kisnorbo is relishing his loan move to Town and is excited to have the opportunity to play some regular football again.

The Australian defender has linked up with Blues on a month’s loan from Leeds United and could make his Town debut against Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Saturday.

“It’s great to be here and it’s great to have the opportunity to play some football again,” the 31 year-old told the Club website.

“I haven’t been playing at Leeds and I’ve got the opportunity to come here now, so I just want to do well for the manager, the players and the fans.

“It’s been well documented that I’ve had a couple of injuries during my time at Leeds and it’s been hard, but I’m fully fit now and ready to show what I can do.”

The former Leicester and Hearts defender also revealed that he came close to joining Blues earlier in his career but a move to Portman Road didn’t quite materialise.

“There was talk about me coming here before from Leicester, along with Gareth McAuley but it didn’t happen in the end,” added Paddy.

“It was unfortunate but that’s football. I’m glad to be here now though and there’s a great set-up here at Ipswich.

“That was then though and I’m here now and looking forward to doing well with my new team-mates.

“The first thing I said to the lads when I arrived was that there’s a good squad here and we can certainly keep moving forward. You know what it’s like in the Championship though, it’s really ‘up and down’.”

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can view an exclusive first interview with the new recruit later today. You can also follow the Club on Twitter for all the breaking news from Portman Road, @Official_ITFC.


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