Boss tribute to Chambo ahead of Town's role in relegation scrap
The 31-year-old defender was the subject of an approach by his former club Nottingham Forest on transfer deadline day in January as he entered the last few months of his contract at Portman Road.
That approach was rejected by the Club and Luke will now lead Town at the City Ground on Sunday, with Forest threatened by relegation to League One.
“I am delighted Chambo has signed. It’s good news for him and for the Club,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD.
“Forest did come in for him. They wanted to take him on a free by the way. We understood his position but at the time we were being dragged into a relegation battle and didn't know what division we would be in next season.
“He loves the place but his contract was running out and someone was offering him a two year deal.
“Anyone would have had their head turned but what shone out for me was from that time in January, he has been the same as he’s been over the last four years.
“He had an hour when he was understandably frustrated and perhaps feeling unwanted here and wanted somewhere else but that soon went.
“He has been terrific for us and has kept up that leadership and is an example to his team-mates. It's all worked out as we wanted in the end."
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Rovers, managed by former Town skipper, Tony Mowbray, are in action at Brentford, while Birmingham are at Bristol City.
Forest and Blackburn are separated only by goal difference with Forest one goal better off but if both win and Birmingham fail to win at Ashton Gate, the St Andrew’s club will go down.