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17 December 2014

Midfielder told by Mick in the summer that he could leave if the opportunity was there but Jay admits there was no way he was departing

Jay Tabb has told Ipswich Player that it never entered his head to leave Portman Road last summer even though he was given the opportunity to do so by Mick McCarthy.

The former Reading midfielder was out of the team for much of the final two months of the 2013/14 campaign and was told by the Town boss that if he wanted to move on, the Club wouldn’t stand in his way. 

“It was fair enough really,” said the 30-year-old, who joined Blues on a two year contract in the summer of 2013 after impressing on loan.

“I did well when I came in on loan but I didn’t do well enough for the majority of last season. I don’t know why. It just didn’t happen for me.

“At the end of the season the gaffer called me in and said that he was probably going to bring in a couple of
new players and that if I wanted to find something else I would be okay to leave.

“I said no, I wanted to stay at the Club. I love it here. I love working with the gaffer, with TC [Terry Connor] and with the lads. 

“I told him I wanted to come back and fight for my place and he was happy with that. I have felt I have played much better this year and touch wood it will continue.”

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can watch the full interview with Jay now.

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