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14 December 2018

Skipper relishing playing in new style Blues but accepts his own future is likely to wait

Luke Chambers says his focus is on helping Town beat the drop and that his own future will take a backseat for now.

The skipper is approaching the last six months of his contract at Portman Road and fully understands that Blues’ current position could delay any conversations on the subject.

Town triggered an option on his contract at the end of the 2016/17 season and he later signed a two year deal. He understands why patience may be key again.

“We were in a relegation scrap then and that came into the Club’s thinking before so it’s certainly going to come into it now because we are in a worse position. I get that,” he said in his column in Saturday’s matchday programme.

“I’d like to think that if we do get out of it and I’m playing week in, week out I’ll be worthy of a new contract but football is a funny game. You just never know.

“In an ideal world I would like things sorted a bit sooner than they were last time but we will have to wait and see. What matters most at the moment, is us getting out of trouble.

“I’m confident we will. The gaffer has come in and given us the confidence to play. He wants us to be play out from the back and I’m enjoying that responsibility.

"He has come in and shown us how to play in a way we have not seen before here.”

Chambo recently reached the 300 appearance mark for Town and the Club will be presenting him with a framed shirt in recognition before kick-off against Wigan. 

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