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16 October 2014

Skipper in discussions to extend his stay at Portman Road and admits he's 'loving his football' at Town

Luke Chambers has told the Club website that talks are underway with regards to extending his stay at Portman Road.

The skipper is back playing in the centre of defence- his preferred position- and has helped Town to 14 points out of a possible 18 since switching from right-back.

Now the former Forest man has opened discussions to stay at Town for the foreseeable future.

“We’ve began talks on a new contract to keep me here and hopefully that can get sorted out soon. I certainly don’t want to go anywhere,” the defender told us.

“I’m absolutely loving my football right now and I couldn’t be happier at Ipswich. I saw a few rumours in the paper saying I might leave for another club at the end of the season but that’s news to me!

“I’m happy here, I’m proud to be captain and, most importantly, I want to play for Mick McCarthy.

“I’m back playing in the centre of defence as you know and it’s no secret how much I’ve wanted to play there. It’s unfortunate for Tommy [Smith] who did nothing wrong and I feel for him, but at the same time, he’s pushing us all hard to get back in the side.

“On a personal level I feel I’m back to playing my best football and although I gave my all at right-back, I was never going to be the attacking-style full-back that we have with Ty [Mings] and Jonny Parr.”

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