"Paul really liked my enthusiasm and I will work really hard for this team"
Luke Matheson said he was keen on joining Town as soon as he heard there was interest.
The full-back, who has joined the Club on loan from Wolves for the remainder of the season, was in the gym when he heard Blues were looking to bring him in on transfer deadline day.
The 18-year-old jumped on the phone to his agent and Paul Lambert before sealing the move and setting off for Suffolk.
"I was doing some extra work in the gym at about half four and I got a call from the Wolves loans manager who said I needed to get over to the first-team building straight away," Luke, who played against Town for Rochdale last season, told the Club website.
"Within half an hour I was on the phone to Paul and it felt like the right opportunity for me.
"I'm really happy to be joining this club. I can't wait to get started because this feels like a really good move for me.
"It was a no brainer before I got on the phone, but speaking to the manager made me think 'yes, I want to do this'.
"I'm really looking forward to this and I want to help the team. Playing first-team football will be brilliant and I'm excited to be part of the first-team environment.
"Paul really liked my enthusiasm and I will work really hard for this team. I run a lot and I'll give it my all for the Club."