Wellens Glad to Be Back Playing
Tuesday, 9th Oct 2012 15:34
New loan midfielder Richie Wellens says he was glad to be back playing on the Portman Road turf at the weekend, even if it hasn’t always been a happy hunting ground for him. The 32-year-old Leicester man, who made his Blues debut in the 2-1 loss to Cardiff, had been sidelined having undergone knee surgery in the summer.
Speaking in an interview with Ipswich Player, Wellens said: “It’s good to have played and been out on a pitch again, but it was just a shame we couldn’t get the win.
“I thought we performed well against the team at the top and in the end we’ve made two mistakes and been punished.”
He says one particular game from his time with Leicester stands out: “I’ve had good memories of playing at Portman Road, I’ve had a few wins here over the years, but I’ve also got a few bad memories of playing here.
“I remember coming here a few years ago and playing in the snow, I should have brought my shovel!
“It wasn’t a great day for me as we lost the game, live on Sky and then after a long trip home I got back to see my house had been burgled, so that wasn’t a great day!
“But I also know what a great stadium Portman Road is and I’m looking forward to playing here, getting some games and helping the side move up the table.”
Wellens is with the Blues for a month, his spell coming to an end on November 10th.
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