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29 January 2016

No style issues says winger as he reiterates that failing to settle off-field was why he quit Blues

Tommy Oar has contacted the Club website to reiterate that his reasons for leaving Town were off-field. 

The Australian international asked Blues to terminate his contract last week after failing to settle in England. 

Tommy’s agent, Michael Jansen, was quoted in the Australian media as saying that the winger didn’t suit the style the team was playing in with Blues switching from 442 to a 433 formation.

The 24-year-old told though: “I have spoken to Michael and he is pretty annoyed and says his words were taken totally out of context. 

“The football was faster and more physical than what I was used to in Holland but I felt I was improving in those areas all the time. 

“I was enjoying the football side of it at Ipswich but as I said when I left, I found it harder to settle into life off the pitch. That is the reason why I asked the Club if I could end my contract. 

“We are being called by journalists daily with questions. We are not focusing on the media now at all, we are only focusing on the next step in my career. Where that will be, time will tell. 

“My agent and I have a great relationship with Ipswich and want to keep it that way. We feel it’s not fair how this story has been reported in the media about Mick and we have apologised to him for that. He and the Club have treated me in a very helpful and respectful manner.”

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