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19 January 2016

Luke set on rewarding Blues for support shown at the lowest time of his career

Luke Varney is looking to pay back the Club for looking after in during the lowest point in his career.

The 33-year-old striker is back in action now and set to lead the line tonight against Portsmouth, one of his former clubs, after recovering from a ruptured achilles which left him sidelined for six months.
Varns sustained the injury while on loan at Portman Road from Blackburn at the end of last season. He stayed with the Club to do his rehab and signed a contract in December that keeps him at Town until the end of the season.

“It was a verbal agreement I had with the gaffer about doing my rehab here and sometimes they don’t work out but he was true to his word and the Club have been fantastic,” said Luke, who made 30 League appearances for Pompey in his year at the club in 2011/12. 

“I just want to play as much as I can now and help the team where I can. We have got some great strikers here now so it’s going to be difficult for me to get in the team. 

“If I can push them along though, that will help the team. I feel good and I’m proud of myself in getting back to where I am now after what was the lowest time in my career. 

“I want to pay back the Club and the staff for the support they have shown me and I want to do that by doing whatever I can to help us get in the top six.”

Subscribers to Ipswich Player HD can listen to full commentary of Town's FA Cup third round replay at Fratton Park tonight. Kick-off 7.45pm.

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