Mick looking for striker to reach Premier League goal with Town
That’s the view of Blues’ boss Mick McCarthy after he was surprised but delighted to see the transfer deadline day pass without losing the services of his top scorer from last season.
Owner Marcus Evans rejected an offer from Leicester that would have seen Didz - who is contracted at Portman Road until the summer of 2016 - become the second biggest sale in Blues’ history.
“I thought it might go through but obviously I’m delighted that Didz is still with us," Mick told the Club website.
“He probably has a tinge of disappointment at the moment. That would be natural but he’ll get on with it.
“He’s much loved by the players here, by the staff, by the fans and we all wanted him to stay.
“Didz wants to play in the Premier League and I know he’d like to do that with Ipswich. Whether that can happen this season, we will find out – won’t we.
“He has been a great player for us and he will be up for the fight. I expect him to continue just the same as he has always done since he first walked through the door here.”
Subscribers to Ipswich Player can watch the full interview with Mick now, with the boss talking about the support he will get from the owner when the loan window opens.