Steven misses out on big game against his hometown club but looks as staying a Blue
The former England U21 international signed a short term contract in January after arriving back in England following a stint in the US with Portland Timbers.
He misses out on a reunion with his boyhood club Newcastle on Monday through a hamstring injury but speaking in an interview in the matchday programme, he says: “I love it at Ipswich already. The lads have taken to me since day one and it’s a proper English football club.
“The history behind it - with Bobby Robson - and all that, I don’t think I could have picked a better Championship club to come back to after playing in America.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it here and want to push on here next season. The gaffer has been great with me and he says he would like me here next year and that’s great with me. Hopefully we can get something sorted because I’d like to stay. I want to be part of the plans here.
“We are not that far away from being a top six side. We need to add a few different types of players, a bit of depth and we’ll have a chance.
“This is my new home now. This is the future for me. I do like the chill out life as well and this is the chill out life down here.”
Steven talks about why he could never see himself playing Newcastle, a club where he spent 13 years, and his memories of Sir Bobby Robson in Monday’s 100 page matchday programme special, which includes a tribute section to Sir Bobby. A donation from the one-off £4.00 programme will go to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.