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30 August 2016

Easy call for new Blue to drop down from the Premier League

Tom Lawrence has told Ipswich Player HD that he had no hesitation in leaving Premier League champions Leicester to join Town on loan. 

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder, who was reported to be the target of several clubs, will spend the year at Portman Road and can’t wait to get going. 

“Leicester are signing a lot of players so I spoke to people at the club and told them I thought it was best if I could go out on loan and have the chance to play regular first-team football,” said Tom, who joined the Foxes from Manchester United in 2014 in a four year deal.

“I think there were a few clubs interested but Ipswich are a club that always seem to be up at the top end of the Championship. 

“I want to be at a club that has ambition and wants to push for promotion and hopefully we can do that here. 

“I have played in the Championship before [for Blackburn and Cardiff last season on loan] and it looks as though it could be the toughest year yet with the clubs in the division but we’ve got a good squad here and I’m looking forward to it. 

“It’s the first time I have been here and I looked around the stadium this morning and it’s a big club. I just can’t wait to get going now.”

Tom is away on international duty this week having been named in Wales’ squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Moldova.      

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

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