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1 August 2016

Grant here to play his part in challenge for Play-Offs after making Blues his first choice

Grant Ward has set his sights on helping Town get into the Play-Offs after dropping down from the Premier League to join Blues. 

The winger signed a three year deal with the Club after Town agreed an undisclosed fee with Tottenham, with other Championship sides also showing an interest in the 21-year-old. 

“There was some interest from other clubs but as soon as I knew Ipswich wanted me, they were always going to be my first choice,” Grant told Ipswich Player HD. 

“I know about the history of the club. It’s a big club. I know about the manager and he made it clear he was eager for me to come here. That was a big thing in me signing. 

“I have been on loan a few times and obviously came through the youth ranks at Tottenham and it’s a big decision for me to leave them but it felt the right time for me to go.

“Looking at the future, it would be nice to have a chance to play in the Premier League one day. Hopefully I can do that with Ipswich. 

“We’ve got a good squad here and getting in the Play-Offs is the target. I’m here to play my part in that.”

Grant’s move to Portman Road sees him reunited with a man who had an early influence on his career, Town’s Academy manager Bryan Klug. 

“Bryan was my manager at Tottenham at U15 level and gave my scholarship when I was 16,” added the wideman. 

“He’s a nice guy and always gave good references about Ipswich so it will be good to be working at the same club as him.”

Subscribers to Ipswich Player HD can watch a full interview with Grant tomorrow.

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