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30 August 2018

'Coming here from Chester was the turning point in my career - it was a no-brainer coming back'

Jon Walters says the pull of coming back to Town was just too good to turn down after a call from Town owner Marcus Evans.

The Republic of Ireland international made close on 150 appearances for the Club in a three year stay before heading to Premier League Stoke in 2010.

He’s now back in a Town shirt after joining on loan from Burnley until January and he’s back on a mission.

“There was interest from other clubs but the owner rang me up and when someone that important at a football club calls you, then it was a no-brainer for me,” Jon told iFollow Ipswich.

“I could have stayed at Burnley and tried to force my way into the team there but I want to play games and that is what I have come down here for.

“I’m still hungry to do well and impress and I’ll be doing my best to achieve that.

“The manager knows that I’ve come here to work hard and set the standards for everyone else and if I can do that as a 34-year-old - and trust me I will be every day in training and in games - then it’s a good motivation for the other boys.

“I’ve got some great memories of my time here before and coming here the first time from Chester was the turning point for me in my career.

“There are a lot of players here who are taking that step up like I did and there is no reason why they can’t follow the same route and excel here.

“It’s an unbelievable club. It’s got everything you want here, well supported; all the facilities you need and a good, hungry young manager."

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