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15 May 2013

Great fans and a sleeping giant says Cole

Cole Skuse describes Town as a ‘sleeping giant’ and says he has already been impressed by the Blue Army.

The 27-year-old midfielder has agreed a three year deal with Blues and will join the Club on July 1 as a free agent after the end of his contract at Bristol City. 

Cole was the target of a number of clubs but Town’s past and present made a move to Portman Road his number one choice. 

“Once I had decided to leave Bristol, I was flattered with the interest from other clubs and had a few options to weigh up,” Cole told the Club website. 

“Ipswich stuck out though. I see the club as a sleeping giant and they should be in the top flight really. 

“I’ve played at Portman Road a few times and it’s a great stadium and the support the Club receives from the fans is fantastic. 

“I spoke to a few players who have played there before, lads like Hendo [Stephen Henderson], Bradley Orr and Steady [Jon Stead]. 

“They couldn’t speak highly enough of the manager, staff and Club in general.  They said it was a good club to join so that was a factor in my decision but I was already looking at Ipswich to be honest. 

“When you see they have a manager of Mick McCarthy’s standing in the game, you know it’s a club that is showing ambition. 

“Moving to Ipswich is the next challenge for me and I’m looking forward to it. I can’t wait to get started.”     


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