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6 January 2016

Winger Tommy Oar is raring to go for the Blues after getting used to the rigours of Championship football following injury

Tommy Oar is hoping to ‘catch up on lost time’ during the second-half of the season, as Town plot a path to the Premier League.

The Australian winger, who arrived at Portman Road in August on a two-year deal, has struggled to break into the first-team due to a succession of injuries and travelling long distances to play internationally for the Socceroos. 

However the winger won’t be teaming up with his country for a while and is now up to speed with his match fitness, hoping to showcase his skills to the Town fans for the Play-Off push.

“In the last month or so I think I’ve been training really well and physically I feel a lot better than I did when I first arrived,” Tommy told the Club website. 

“It took me a while to get up to speed because I missed out on pre-season and did a lot of travelling with Australia, but now I feel a lot sharper and think that has shown in the games I’ve featured in recently, as I feel I’ve done reasonably well.

“I always knew it would take a fair bit of time to get up to speed because of the travelling [with Australia] and the lack of a pre-season, but also because I had to adapt to new surroundings and a new way of living [in England] but that’s all fine now. 

“Hopefully I can keep working hard and break into the starting line-up but full credit to the boys at present, we are on a great run and they are delivering on the pitch so we can’t really complain. 

“It’s exciting to be pushing up towards the top end of the table and long may that continue.”

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