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29 October 2015

Midfielder feels settled in Suffolk and eyeing a surge up the table with the Blues as two huge home games beckon

Kevin Bru has explained to the official matchday programme how turning down the chance to join Tottenham as a youngster has helped shape him into the player he is today.

The midfielder, who is our main interview in Saturday’s programme, was coveted by both Arsenal and Spurs as a youngster- being offered a contract by the latter- but believes staying in France helped him- and Town- in the long run.

The Mauritius international eventually moved to England to sign for Town last summer, with Kevin remaining confident that the Blues can get back into the top six- starting with three points on Saturday.

"I’m sure we can get back in the top six. There is a long way to go in the season and we have a good group here, some very talented players,” the former Rennes man explained in an exclusive interview with the matchday programme, which can be bought for £3 around the ground on Saturday.   

“I started the season with a goal at Brentford but then got injured in training and it took me one month to get over that and then more time to get back to fitness.

“I’m okay now though and want to help the team. Little things are going against us at the moment and it happened again last Saturday at Nottingham but we are confident things will turn around for us.”

Reflecting back to his teenage years, Kevin explains how both North London clubs were keen to sign him but he felt a move to England then would be too soon.

“Tottenham and Arsenal were interested in me and I was invited over to Spurs to have a look around,” he added.

“I went to Tottenham’s training ground and they wanted me to join them but I didn’t speak a word of English then and I was only young so I decided to stay in France. 

“I don’t really have any regrets about that. It didn’t feel right for me at the time. I preferred to play my football back home.”

“My English is better now and I feel at home here in Ipswich. I’m enjoying my football for Ipswich and just want to do my best for the Club.”'

You can read more from Kevin in Saturday's unmissable matchday programme interview. The midfielder talks about the crazy world of Bulgarian football, feeling isolated and why he had to change his lifestyle.

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