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NEW BLUE: THE PLACE IS BUZZING

8 July 2013

Move to Town had instant appeal for Paul

Paul Anderson says a move to Town had instant appeal for him despite only meeting Blues’ boss Mick McCarthy for the first time just a few hours before signing. 

The 24-year-old winger put pen to paper on a two year contract this afternoon, joining from Bristol City with Jay Emmanuel-Thomas going in the other direction in a swap deal.

The move sees Paul team up with his former Robins’ team-mate Cole Skuse, as well as Luke Chambers and David McGoldrick, who he played alongside at Nottingham Forest. 

“There has been talk about the move for a couple of weeks now and obviously I’m delighted that it’s gone through,” Paul told the Club website. 

“Chambo rang me a while back and said he’d heard whispers that I might be coming here. He told me the gaffer was keen but it was only this morning that I actually sat down and spoke with the manager. 

“My agent has been in contact with the Club and the manager. I’ve left him to do that but as soon as I heard Ipswich were interested in me, I was hoping it would happen. 

“It’s a massive club with a great history and has a manager that is a big name in the game. The gaffer really turned Ipswich’s fortunes around last season and the form they showed after his arrival would have had the team right up there challenging at the top of the table. 

“You can tell there is real buzz about the place, just from meeting the people behind the scenes and I can’t wait to get going here. 

“This is the first time I have seen the stadium in the daylight as well. Every time I have played here, it’s been on a wet Tuesday night.”

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