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22 July 2013

Berra on working again with Mick and joining a 'sleeping giant'

Christophe Berra has told the Club website that patience has paid off for him with his move to a ‘sleeping giant’. 

The Scotland international signed a two year deal at Portman Road on Saturday and is hoping to feature for Blues in the friendly at Colchester on Tuesday night. 

Christophe became a free agent after coming to the end of his contract at Wolves last season and the prospect of working with his former boss at Molineux, Mick McCarthy, was one of the reasons he chose Town amongst the options he had – but not the only reason.

“The gaffer signed me for Wolves and I played under him regularly so that was a factor in me coming here,” the 28-year-old defender told the Club website. 

“I had some good times with him at Wolves. The last season we worked together was obviously disappointing but in the main I learnt a lot from him. 

“I had a few clubs interested, a couple abroad and could have signed for a club three or four weeks ago but I decided not to and to be patient and wait for the right opportunity. 

“I wanted a club with a proud history, a club with a good set-up. Ipswich have got that. It’s being called a sleeping giant by some and I can see that. 

“The team did very well under the gaffer last season and we’ve got to kick on from there. Although I’ve only been here a day or two you can see everyone is pushing in the same direction.”    

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